While AR and VR are rapidly transforming various industries and reshaping the way we engage with the world, they have yet not become a commonplace and daily tool for the masses; but don’t fret that day is coming!
Founded in 2016, California-based ILLUSIO is using 3D augmented reality technology with real-time morphing animation, providing a platform for plastic surgeons and their patients to visually communicate. ILLUSIO’s technology offers the world’s finest Board Certified plastic surgeons a remarkable new tool to provide their patients with stunningly accurate augmented reality imagery that reveals how the results of breast augmentation surgery will actually look on their own bodies. This is done by combining a fluid and lifelike 3D virtual image of the patient’s breasts with a live image of their face and body to transform an iPad into a virtual mirror. With ILLUSIO’s technology, surgeons are able to easily manipulate 'virtual breasts' on a patient prospect to quickly replicate any real-life breast characteristics. Patients can see themselves on a large video screen with their new enhanced 'virtual breasts'. The patients can turn side-to-side and experience what their 'new' breasts would look like as their surgeon makes adjustments to the size and shape of their breasts. Again, the visualization systems are designed to function on tablets, any computer with a webcam and also optimized for mobile devices.With the addition of both virtual mirror and real-time deformers, patients and surgeons can now communicate visually which adds to a greater understanding by both parties. This gives patients and surgeons confidence that their desired outcomes are understood, aligned and attainable.
"We believe that any verbal discussion between two or more parties can most likely be improved with the addition of visual aids and demonstrations seen in real time, and overlaid on the real world. It changes a conversation into an experience", says Ethan Winner, CEO, and Co-Founder of ILLUSIO.