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Augmented Reality in Healthcare


June 2013




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Augmented Reality, AR, AR in Healthcare, Next Generation Healthcare, Telesurgery


Augmented reality (AR) has gained a lot of attention for its potential use in many industry verticals including manufacturing, public safety, education, advertising, and entertainment.

With the commercialization of high speed data network such as the Fourth Generation (4G) cellular networks via Long Term Evolution (LTE), the use of AR applications in healthcare represents a particularly compelling value proposition for cost reduction and of course saving lives. Many AR applications in healthcare provide the benefit of visualizing three dimensional data captured from non-invasive sensors. Applications range from remote 3D image analysis to advanced telesurgery.

This report provides analysis of the current status of AR applications and future opportunities in the healthcare sector.

The report includes case studies of AR in healthcare.

See Table of Contents for complete list of areas covered.


  • Healthcare organizations
  • Mobile application developers
  • Wireless infrastructure suppliers
  • OTT application and service providers
  • Wireless carriers and other service providers
  • Augmented Reality (AR) application developers

Table of Contents

  • Executive Summary
  • Introduction
  • Augmented Reality Overview
  • Augmented Reality and High Speed Data
  • Augmented Reality Industry Verticals
  • Augmented Reality in Construction
  • Augmented Reality in Vehicular Safety Systems
  • Augmented Reality in Tourism
  • Augmented Reality and Face Recognition
  • Augmented Reality in Industrial Relations
  • The Healthcare Industry Overview and the Use of AR Applications
  • The Use of Information Technology in Healthcare
  • Current Use Cases
  • Future Applications
  • The Healthcare System
  • Case Study: The Use of Technology in the Healthcare Sector
  • Near Field Communication (NFC) Usage in Healthcare
  • Augmented Reality in Healthcare
  • Augmented Reality Applications in Healthcare
  • Surgery Applications
  • Robotics Surgery and AR Applications
  • Surgical Pre-Operative Assessment Through AR Applications
  • Augmented Reality in Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • AR Applications in Rehabilitation
  • Market Analysis and Forecasts
  • Market Overview and Vendor Listing
  • Growth Drivers in Augmented Reality Market
  • Improvement in User Experience
  • Increasing Demand for Smartphones and Tablet PCs
  • Diversification into New Applications
  • Recent Developments in AR Market
  • Helmet Mounted Displays
  • Wearable Gesture Interfaces
  • Tourism Industry
  • Mobile Commerce and AR
  • Gaming and Maps
  • Growth Driver Analysis of AR Market
  • Improvement in User Experience
  • Increasing Demand for Smartphones and Tablet PCs
  • Diversification into New Applications
  • AR Solution Devices Market Deployment Challenges: A Market Outlook
  • Bandwidth Constraints
  • Problem with LBS Inside a Building
  • Augmented Reality Revenue
  • Overall AR Market Revenues
  • AR in Healthare 2013-2017
  • Summary and Recommendations
  • For Carriers
  • AR Application Developers
  • Infrastructure Providers
  • Google Glasses
  • Google Glasses Technologies
  • Google Glasses Potential Applications

List of Figures

  • Figure 1: AR in Construction Sites
  • Figure 2: CAD Systems in AR
  • Figure 3: Auto Brake System
  • Figure 4: AR in Surgery
  • Figure 5: AR in Tele-surgery
  • Figure 6: DoctorMole Application
  • Figure 7: AR based X-Ray Vision
  • Figure 8: AR in Surgery
  • Figure 9: AR in Haptic Guidance
  • Figure 10: Pre-operative Assessments AR Applications
  • Figure 11: Virtual Surgery Applications
  • Figure 12: Virtual Heart Surgery
  • Figure 13: Global Augmented Reality Devices Market Revenues 2011-2017
  • Figure 14: AR Market Share (%) by Region 2013
  • Figure 15: AR Market Revenues (USD Billions) by Region 2012-2016
  • Figure 16: AR Market Revenues (USD Billions) in North America 2012-2016
  • Figure 17: AR for Wearable Devices Interface