204 Pages 90 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Smart VR/AR/MR Systems for Professionals is a comprehensive guide that explores the ground-breaking applications of virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), and mixed reality (MR) in various industries. This book aims to equip practicing professionals with the knowledge and insights they need to harness the full potential of these immersive technologies in their respective fields.

    Through this book, the authors aim to explore the experimental breakthroughs and cutting-edge methodologies that have emerged in the realm of VR/AR/MR. The book delves deeper into the profound impact these technologies have had on the design process, computer-aided design, healthcare product development, manufacturing, human-robot collaboration, medical imaging, rehabilitation, and even phobia therapy.

    In each chapter of this book, we delve into specific topics, uncovering the principles, methodologies, and best practices that professionals can adopt. Examples of these topics range from empowering design processes with virtual reality to revolutionizing computer-aided design, and from exploring AR/VR/MR technologies in healthcare to transforming manufacturing with digital twins and metrology in VR.

    The book aims to provide practitioners with valuable insights, real-world examples, and practical guidance to navigate the ever-evolving landscape of VR/AR/MR systems.

    Editor Biographies
    List of Contributors

    Part 1. Revolutionizing Design with Immersive Technologies

    1. Embracing Virtual Reality: Empowering Professionals in the Design Process

    Sebastian Stadler and Jean-Rémy Chardonnet

    2. Revolutionizing Computer-Aided Design with Virtual Reality
    Radu Emanuil Petruse, Gerrit Meixner, and Saša Ćuković

    3. Innovations in Healthcare Product Development: Exploring AR/VR/MR Technologies
    Muhammad Mohsin, Zartasha Mustansar, Rehan Zafar Paracha, Maheera Amjad, Rida Ayub Chaudary, Jamil Ahmad, and Umer Asgher

    Part 2. Enhancing Manufacturing with Virtual, Augmented, and Mixed Reality

    4. Transforming Manufacturing with Digital Twins and Metrology in VR
    Slavenko Stojadinovic

    5. Enhancing Human-Robot Collaboration: Augmented Reality Interfaces for Smarter Path Planning
    Federico Manuri, Andrea Sanna, Francesco De Pace, Valerio Belcamino, and Paolo Forteleoni

    Part 3. Crafting the Future: System Design and Applications

    6. Unveiling the Future of Medical Imaging: Scan to VR Pipeline for Visualization
    Saadia Talay, Zartasha Mustansar, Huda Al-Mubarak, Amjad Aldarwish, Fatimah Alhamoud, Noor Aljabr, Kamran Hameed Khawaja, and Mahbubunnabi Tamal

    7. Accelerating Rehabilitation through AR/VR Solutions
    Enrique Calderon-Sastre, Gunarajulu Renganathan, Poongavanam Palani, Priyanka Ramasamy, Yuichi Kurita, and Saša Ćuković

    8. Overcoming Phobias: Harnessing the Power of Immersive Virtual Reality Therapy
    Agnieszka Popławska, Jacek Lebiedź, Przemysław Bąbel


    Karupppasamy Subburaj, PhD, is an Associate Professor at Aarhus University's Department of Mechanical and Production Engineering in Denmark. He leads the interdisciplinary Medical Engineering and Design (MED) laboratory, focusing on designing medical devices and developing image analysis methods and computing tools for musculoskeletal disorders. With a belief in the power of collaboration, he brings together scientists, researchers, engineers, and physicians to conduct clinically relevant research. Subburaj holds a Ph.D. from the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay and has conducted postdoctoral research at the University of California San Francisco. He has published extensively, with 4 patents, 3 books, and over 150 articles and presentations in international journals and conferences. He also received the SUTD Outstanding Education Award for his contribution to design education and teaching.

    Sunpreet Singh, PhD, is a researcher at the National University of Singapore's Department of Mechanical Engineering. His research focuses on additive manufacturing and the application of 3D printing in developing biomaterials for clinical use. Singh has authored over 150 research papers and 27 book chapters, with publications in prestigious journals such as the Journal of Manufacturing Processes and Composite Part: B. He is also the editor of three books on bio-manufacturing and 3D printing in biomedical engineering. Collaborating with esteemed institutions and experts, Singh contributes significantly to the field. He is a Guest Editor for various journals and actively participates in advancing the field of metrology in materials and advanced manufacturing.

    Saša Ćuković, PhD, is a group leader at the Institute for Biomechanics at ETH Zurich, Switzerland. His research interests include CAD/CAM systems, reverse engineering, non-invasive 3D reconstruction and modeling, computational biomechanics, augmented reality, and computer vision. With experience as a postdoctoral fellow and grant holder at renowned institutions in Austria and Germany, Ćuković has published four books and over 90 papers. Dassault Systems also recognizes him as a CATIA Champion for his dedication to promoting and using the PLM System CATIA. Additionally, he is a scientific member of the Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence of Serbia, contributing to the advancement of information technology.

    Kamalpreet Sandhu is an Assistant Professor at Lovely Professional University in India, specializing in product and industrial design. His research focuses on designing and developing footwear products and injury prevention in podiatric medicine. Sandhu has conducted various projects and published papers in the field, including a publication on the effect of shod walking on plantar pressure. He is the editor of several books on sustainability, revolutions in product design for healthcare, food printing, and 3D printing in podiatric medicine. Additionally, Sandhu serves as an Editorial Review board member for international journals and a review editor for Frontiers in Manufacturing Technology.

    Gerrit Meixner, PhD, is a Research Professor for Human-Computer Interaction at Heilbronn University in Germany. He is also the managing director of the Usability and Interaction Technology Laboratory (UniTYLab). Furthermore, he is an Affiliated Professor for Human-Computer Interaction at the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at KTH Royal Institute of Technology Stockholm and an Associate Professor in the Medical Faculty of Heidelberg at Heidelberg University. Prof. Meixner has a solid academic background, with a diploma and master's degree in computer science and a doctoral degree in Mechanical Engineering. He has published over 140 articles in conferences, journals, and books, focusing on usability engineering and innovative interaction technologies like augmented and virtual reality. In addition, Prof. Meixner holds various leadership roles in research clusters and technical committees, emphasizing his commitment to advancing human-computer interaction. He is also a member of editorial boards for reputable healthcare informatics and information technology journals.

    Radu Emanuil Petruse, PhD, is a lecturer at Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu in Romania. He holds a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering focusing on industrial augmented reality applications. He has extensive experience in research projects and industrial collaborations, including coordinating projects for Continental Automotive Systems. Petruse is also a certified trainer for Siemens and has multiple certifications from Dassault Systems. As a lecturer at Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu in Romania, he has coordinated international practice seminars and contributed to the Digital Factory project. With research interests in cyber-physical systems, additive manufacturing, augmented reality, and bioengineering, Petrus has published 37 research articles and actively contributes to the engineering field.