Physicians are experimenting with the use of heads-up displays and augmented visualization techniques to assist them during operations and exams.

According to Juniper Research, the mobile Augmented Reality market, is set to increase dramatically from 60 million unique users in 2013 to nearly 200 million in 2018. Not only is this technology impacting consumer applications like marketing and entertainment, but it is developing more utilitarian uses inside the healthcare sector, where it has the potential to change the face of the operating room. Augmented reality is giving doctors and surgeons greater access to on-hand information, in order to help with their daily tasks and serve as a guide for more complex procedures.

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