Augmented Reality for Safe Spinal Manipulations Training

This project is part of a large CIHR project on studying the safety of Spinal Manipulation Treatment (SMT). Our contribution is to develop virtual reality devices to communicate SMT instructions to chiropractic clinician. Similar to a heads-up display that helps fighter pilots land in the right direction and location, the SMT “co-pilot” will superimpose directional arrows and other information overtop a view of the patient to optimize delivery of desirable SMT parameters. 3D motion tracking and forces sensors will be used to confirm the clinician expertise at delivering those treatments.

STAIR System Configuration