The future of plastic surgery has never looked so bright. There’s now an innovative app that uses augmented reality to help potential breast enlargement patients get a better picture of how their body would look once they’ve undergone the cosmetic procedure.
Illusio is an augmented reality “3D Virtual Mirror” that renders computer-generated 3D breast models and superimposes them over the patient’s actual body in real-time, making it easy for plastic surgery candidates to select the most fitting size and shape for their implants and avoid the need for corrective procedures.
The app also features a detailed user interface with various adjustable procedure options which makes it possible to quickly and effortlessly modify the digital breast models in real-time.
To accomplish this, the cutting-edge imaging system uses a proprietary elastic band and tracking marker which patients wear around the chest. Here’s how Illusio explains the technology:
[The system] place[s] the virtual breasts directly on the patient. With this technology, when the woman turns side-to-side and moves closer or further from the [camera], the virtual breasts stay right where they’re suppose to…moving with her.
Illusio is currently running a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter, but the company claims it has already tested the technology on over 300 breast implant patients – and with “remarkable” results too.
In addition to real-life testing with medical professionals, Illusio has also showcased its augmented reality app at several plastic surgery expos. It also made a short appearance on Spanish TV show El Hormiguero to demonstrate how the imaging system works.