Past Projects


Medical Applications

Augmented & Mixed Reality Seeing Through Project


The project “Seeing Through”: Immersive Real-time Display for Teaching Digital Rectal Examinations on a Bench-top Model, is a join cooperation between Imperial College London, NTU’s Institute for Media Innovation and Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine. Its goal is to create a real-world-augmented simulation of a “DRE” procedure by utilizing latest technologies in 3D scanning, positional tracking and VR-visualization. The project goal is to allow medical students to perceive the procedure with additional information and feedback, which are not available in regular teaching process.


  • Real-Time Visualisation and Analysis of Internal Examinations - Seeing the Unseen. Granados A, Hald N, Di Marco A, Ahmed S, Low-Beer N, Higham J, Kneebone R, Bello F Med Image Comput Comput Assist Interv. 2014; 17(Pt 1):617-25
  • Hidden Practice Revealed: Using Task Analysis and Novel Simulator Design to evaluate the Teaching of Digital Rectal Examination. Low-Beer N, Kinnison T, Baillie S, Bello F, Kneebone R, Higham J Am J Surg. 2011 Jan;201(1):46-53. doi: 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2010.09.004
  • Evaluating an Automated Haptic Simulator Designed for Veterinary Students to learn Bovine Rectal palpation. Baillie S, Crossan A, Brewster SA, May SA, Mellor DJ Simul Healthc. 2010 Oct; 5(5):261-6. doi: 10.1097/SIH.0b013e3181e369bf


Source of Funding: Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine
Period of Funding: April 2015 – March 2016
Total Budget for the Project: SGD$ 163,500

Principal Investigators

Prof Nadia Magnenat Thalmann
Institute for Media Innovation

Dr Fernando Bello
Imperial College London

Mr Alejandro Granados Martinez
Imperial College London ​​