Clinical application of a modern high-definition head-mounted display in sonography

J Ultrasound Med. 2014 Aug;33(8):1499-504. doi: 10.7863/ultra.33.8.1499.


Because of the remarkably improved image quality and wearability of modern head-mounted displays, a monitoring system using a head-mounted display rather than a fixed-site monitor for sonographic scanning has the potential to improve the diagnostic performance and lessen the examiner's physical burden during a sonographic examination. In a preclinical setting, 2 head-mounted displays, the HMZ-T2 (Sony Corporation, Tokyo, Japan) and the Wrap1200 (Vuzix Corporation, Rochester, NY), were found to be applicable to sonography. In a clinical setting, the feasibility of the HMZ-T2 was shown by its good image quality and acceptable wearability. This modern device is appropriate for clinical use in sonography.

Keywords: clinical utility; head-mounted display; high image quality; sonography; wearability.

Publication types

  • Randomized Controlled Trial
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Analysis of Variance
  • Computer Terminals*
  • Data Display*
  • Equipment Design
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Female
  • Head
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Observer Variation
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • Task Performance and Analysis
  • Ultrasonography / instrumentation*
  • Urogenital System / diagnostic imaging
  • User-Computer Interface
  • Visual Perception