Augmented Reality (AR) is the overlaying of virtual information on the real world. It's currently used in cars and airplanes, but where most people will see AR is when watching a game from the National Football League — think when they overlay virtual lines and images on the field. Though it's widely used, the technology has a long way to go before it can be used in the field of medicine.
This video explains the future of augmented reality in medical applications. The National Science Foundation, in partnership with Mississippi State University, are attempting to improve depth perception in augmented reality systems. Currently, the distance and size of an object is good enough for television, but not enough for a surgeon. The researchers are looking to make it like X-ray vision! This video explains the how and the why… via National Science Foundation