Authors: 
Fabrizio Cutolo, Paolo Domenico Parchi, Vincenzo Ferrari
Keywords: 
Image-guided surgery, Interest point and salient region detections, Medical device validation, Mixed / augmented reality, Object detection, Tracking
Abstract: 
In the context of image-guided surgery (IGS), AR technology appears as a significant development in the field since it complements and integrates the concepts of surgical navigation based on virtual reality. The aim of the project is to optimize and validate an ergonomic, accurate and cheap video see-through AR system as an aid in various typologies of surgical procedures. The system will ideally have to be inexpensive and user-friendly to be successfully introduced in the clinical practice.