This invention is in the domain of minimally invasive surgery and is a method and apparatus that transforms and displays images of internal organs and tissues taken from internally located imaging devices on external skin. The image displayed on the skin aligns with the actual physical location, orientation, and size of the internal organs and tissues in a way that viewers have the perception that the skin is transparent. This method and apparatus enables surgeons to have the same hand-eye coordination as in an open surgery during a minimally invasive surgery.
Sun, Yu; Gitlin, Richard D.; Anderson, Adam; Rosemurgy, Alexander; and Ross, Sharona, "See-through abdomen display for minimally invasive surgery" (2013). USF Patents. 233.
University of South Florida