(Reuters) — A Japanese dental gear producer has developed a prototype combined actuality (MR) dental therapy simulation system.
J. Morita Co. demonstrated the know-how to Japanese media final Friday (April 21).
The firm says its know-how is the world’s first dental therapy simulation to make use of MR, combining augmented actuality (AR) with digital actuality (VR) applied sciences.
The system is devised to assist dentists be taught a lot of their commerce with out the necessity to follow on actual sufferers.
Trainees use follow fashions in actual dentist chairs and are guided by computer-generated (CG) pictures within the digital area.
Inside the dentist’s head-mounted show, a stereo digital camera exhibits movies of oral cavities. The CG pictures additionally show details about the nerves and blood vessels of particular person enamel, serving to them learn to keep away from unnecessarily treating wholesome enamel.
The head mount additionally offers medical information and background info for every affected person.
“I hope this technology will give more visual information, and help students imagine and understand what needs more caution during practice surgeries, by revealing more information on non-visible areas. This is something a textbook can’t offer,” J. Morita’s CEO Haruo Morita instructed Reuters.
It was developed by dentists Tsutomu Kubota and Gaku Yoshimoto, along with Realize Mobile Communications Corp.
“Usually, we would have to use our imagination to determine the area that needs treatment (while looking at an x-ray), and then sync that information with what we are physically seeing in our patients – a process that required experience, intuition, and good sense. But the merit behind this technology is that anyone can see the same information and implement treatment safely,” Kubota mentioned.
Other dental simulators have used both AR or VR, however by no means each collectively.
Morita mentioned the prototype wants additional software program growth earlier than it may be launched to universities and hospitals for training functions. The firm expects to develop the prototype right into a product inside two years.