Smile, you’re in augmented reality dentistry

For someone getting major dental work or reconstructive surgery, it can be hard to visualize what they'll look like afterwards. You can do casts and make wax molds, but that's a bit… 19th century, isn't it? A Swiss startup brings the, in retrospect, obvious solution of augmented reality to the pr… [Read More]

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A Swiss startup brings the, in retrospect, obvious solution of augmented reality to the problem, giving patients a virtual view of the smile they could soon have.
The company, Kapanu, is a spin-off of Swiss technical university ETH Zurich; CEO Roland Mörzinger and his team created an augmented reality engine for medical purposes, and dentistry was chosen as a good first application.
(Disney Research was involved with early research at ETHZ but not, as I had written here before, with Kapanu’s final project.)
Once the software locks onto the user’s mouth and teeth, it overlays the improved teeth — and that’s where the fun starts.
It’s a nice success story for augmented reality, which often is relegated to applications that are little more than toys.

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Augmented Reality in dentistry: a virtual view of the smile a patient could soon have. #AR #Healthcare #Trend

Source: Techcrunch