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Revista Colombiana de Cardiología

versión impresa ISSN 0120-5633


ORTIZ RANGEL, Carlos Enrique. Augmented reality in medicine. Rev. Colom. Cardiol. [online]. 2011, vol.18, n.1, pp.4-7. ISSN 0120-5633.

Nowadays, Augmented Reality represents a new form of visualization that combines virtuality with reality in a functional way, creating new possibilities for the interpretation of information that was not previously available. These possibilities lead to new ways of learning and acknowledging data, to process them into information and to convert them into knowledge easily. Various ways to carry out experiments in Augmented Reality are available from different computing and telecommunications platforms, which facilitate the fast and economic development of projects. Medicine, and cardiology in particular, can take advantage of this new type of media to complement the information yet available, transforming it into other formats and passing them to three dimensions, wherever these images are an appropriate complement.

Palabras clave : augmented reality; virtual; three dimensional visualization.

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