Welcome to the AP Lab!

In the AP lab we work on developing methods to enhance perception of computer generated images. Novel visualization techniques, display devices and interaction paradigms are explored to enrich the users experience in specific scenarios and workflows. Current research topics include:

  • Augmented reality visualization
  • Enhancing depth perception of computer generated images
  • Interaction techniques for better understanding of rendered images
  • Medical image processing and visualization
  • Auditory displays

The lab is headed by Dr. Kersten-Oertel who is a member of the PERFORM Centre and one of the editors of the ISCAS Newsletter and Blog.


Hot off the press: “MARIN: an open-source mobile augmented reality interactive neuronavigation system”
We’ve made the source code open and are excited to see what the community will do with it!

Congratulations to AP Lab member Naghmeh Ansari and her team NURA Medical for being chosen as the best team this year in the NSERC Create Surgical Innovation Program.

Congratulations to AP Lab member Jonatan Reyes and his team for winning the “most innovative project” award at BrainHack Western!

Congratulations to AP Lab member Sara Amini on an Outstanding Paper Award at MICCAI’s AE-CAI workshop! Check out our paper on “An Augmented Reality Mastectomy Surgical Planning Prototype using the HoloLens” here.

Congratulations to AP Lab member Sara Amini for her team’s 2nd place finish in the Discover AI Challenge. Read more here.

The AP Lab’s research on augmented reality in neurosurgery was featured in Le Devoir.

Check out Dr. Kersten-Oertel’s talk at the Concordia Chancellor’s Builders Circle and Friends Dinner!

Check out Dr. J Plazak’s article on “Guiding clinicians with sound…” in the Sept/Oct issue of ISCAS blog & newsletter!