This works present an approach for needle-based interventions to provide navigational feedback directly on the instrument and close to the situs by mounting a small display onto the needle.

Marc Herrlich, Parnian Tavakol, David Black, Dirk Wenig, Christian Rieder, Rainer Malaka and Ron Kikinis (2017) Instrument-mounted Displays for Reducing Cognitive Load During Surgical Navigation In Int J CARS: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery, 1-7. Springer. 10.1007/s11548-017-1540-6 | BibTex

WatchThru expands smartwatches into 3D through a transparent display. This enables novel interactions that leverage and extend smartwatch glanceability.

Dirk Wenig, Johannes Schöning, Alex Olwal, Mathias Oben and Rainer Malaka (2017) WatchThru: Expanding Smartwatch Displays with Mid-air Visuals and Wrist-worn Augmented Reality In CHI '17: Proceedings of the 35th Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, 716-721. ACM, New York, NY, USA. 10.1145/3025453.3025852 | PDF of Paper | BibTex