the lab: reports on experiments and other works in progress
How to improve your Zoom setup to teach surgical skills
We can effectively teach medical students some of the most basic surgical skills over the internet. I break down the 7 key steps how to improve your Zoom setup for teaching surgical skills.
Hand tracking for surgical skills... with just a webcam
Motion capture systems are notoriously complex. I'm on a quest to try to achieve hand tracking with as minimalistic of a setup as possible; ideally, a single camera from the optimal vantage point – the surgeon's head. Here's my progress so far. For the uninitiated, please see my prior work here
Enabling eye contact in telemedicine: building a low-cost medical interrotron
No longer just a device for documentarians, we've created an inexpensive Interrotron to demonstrate the impact of non-verbal communication during video telemedicine encounters.
The ongoing history of the UB Surgery+ Office
I have been creating a physical space to enable collaboration for UB Surgery residents in the Surgery+ tracks. It's a place where people can physically visit to see the innovate that is occurring on a daily basis. Here's how it has evolved over the first two years. The present: In
First-Person Immersive VR Video for the OR
I've built an immersive virtual reality camera system designed to capture the operating surgeon's perspective. But why? And how?