A multiinstitution project sponsored by the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs.

The primary objective of this project is to research, develop, and validate an augmented reality system that would improve the effectiveness of telementoring between surgeons. Telementoring involves procedural guidance of a trainee surgeon by an expert surgeon from afar using telecommunication.

The System for Telementoring with Augmented Reality (STAR) is an innovative platform that relies on table and touchscreen displays, transparent screens, tablets, and color and depth sensors to increase the quality of the communication between mentor and trainee.

Institutions involved:

  • Purdue University, School of Industrial Engineering (ISAT Lab)
  • Purdue University, School of Computer Science
  • Indiana University, School of Medicine