Virtual Reality

, Volume 12, Issue 4, pp 201–214 | Cite as

Medical interface research at the HIT Lab

  • Suzanne WeghorstEmail author
  • Eric Seibel
  • Peter Oppenheimer
  • Hunter Hoffman
  • Brian Schowengerdt
  • Thomas A. Furness III
Original Article


The Human Interface Technology Laboratory (HIT Lab) is a multi-disciplinary research and development lab whose work centers on novel approaches to human interface technology. Lab researchers represent a wide range of disciplines from across the University of Washington campus, including engineering, medicine, education, social sciences, architecture, and the design arts. We describe here a representative sampling of past and current HIT Lab research and development activities related to medicine, including virtual reality and augmented/mixed reality applications for direct patient therapy, tools for basic medical education and procedure training, novel approaches to medical image acquisition and display, and new visualization methods in medical informatics.


Virtual reality Mixed reality Endoscopy Medical informatics Rehabilitation Surgical simulation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Suzanne Weghorst
    • 1
    Email author
  • Eric Seibel
    • 1
  • Peter Oppenheimer
    • 1
  • Hunter Hoffman
    • 1
  • Brian Schowengerdt
    • 1
  • Thomas A. Furness III
    • 1
  1. 1.Human Interface Technology LaboratoryUniversity of WashingtonSeattleUSA

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