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Ricciardi F.,University of Salento | Ricciardi F.,Innovation and Research Division | Copelli C.,Operative Unit of Maxillo Facial Surgery | de Paolis L.T.,University of Salento
Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)

Treatment of deformities, diseases or traumas of the facial skeleton is very important for the functional and aesthetic importance of this structure. Craniofacial surgical techniques have had a great development during last decades. However, some problems still remain regarding the accurate repositioning of skeletal components and in defining margins in complex oncological resections. Computer technologies aid surgeons to solve these problems but most of proposed solutions are based on Virtual Reality. Virtual Reality technology provides many advantages but also the disadvantage that the surgeon has to adapt the virtual planning to the real surgical field. Augmented Reality represents the solution to this problem. We are developing an Augmented Reality platform for computer assisted surgery in the field of maxillo-facial surgery. In this paper we present the development of a surgical planning module that is integrated in this platform. The novelty is that this is the first Augmented Reality platform that includes such advanced planning module. © 2015, Springer International Publishing Switzerland. Source

Bourret R.,Innovation and Research Division | Bousquet J.,Teaching Hospital of Montpellier
World hospitals and health services : the official journal of the International Hospital Federation

The European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing (EIP on AHA) has prioritized noncommunicable diseases (NCDs). An innovative integrated health system built around medical systems and strategic partnerships is proposed to combat NCDs. Information and communication technology (ICT) is needed for the implementation of integrated care in a medical systems approach. The Teaching Hospital of Montpellier has set up the clinic and uses IP-Soins as an ICT tool. Patients with NCDs will be referred to the chronic disease clinic of the hospital by a primary care physician. This paper reviews the complexity of NCDs intertwined with ageing. It gives an overview of the problem. It presents an innovative approach in the implementation of a clinical information system in a "SaaS" (Software as a Service) mode. Source

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