Augmented Reality Technology-Enabled reMote Integrated Surgery

Specialized surgeries are often needed in places where there is no access to surgeons, and timely access to telemedicine helps novice surgeons save lives.

While modern telesurgery is limited to just audio/video, ARTEMIS enables skilled surgeons and novices to share the same virtual space.

ARTEMIS’ expert surgeons in remote sites use Virtual Reality to access a 3D reconstruction of a patient’s body, and instruct novice surgeons on complex procedures as if they were together in the operating room. Novice surgeons in the field can focus on saving the patient’s live while being guided through an intuitive Augmented Reality interface.



Danilo Gasques, Janet Johnson, Thomas Sharkey, Yuanyuan Feng, Ru Wang, Zhuoqun Xu, Enrique Zavala, Yifei Zhang, Wanze Xie, Xinming Zhang, Konrad Davis, Michael Yip, and Nadir Weibel. 2021. “ARTEMIS: A Collaborative Mixed-Reality System for immersive Surgical Telementoring.” In CHI’21 Human Factors in Computing Systems. (Pre-Print)

@inproceedings{10.1145/3411764.3445576,author = {Gasques, Danilo and Johnson, Janet and Sharkey, Thomas and Feng, Yuanyuan and Wang, Ru and Xu, Zhuoqun and Zavala, Enrique and Zhang, Yifei and Xie, Wanze and Zhang, Xinming and Davis, Konrad and Yip, Michael and Weibel, Nadir},title = {ARTEMIS: A Collaborative Mixed-Reality System for Immersive Surgical Telementoring},year = {2021},isbn = {9781450380966},publisher = {Association for Computing Machinery},address = {New York, NY, USA},url = {},doi = {10.1145/3411764.3445576},booktitle = {Proceedings of the 2021 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’21)},pages = {1–14},numpages = {14},keywords = {Mixed Reality, Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, Surgery, Remote Collaboration, Telementoring},location = {Yokohama, Japan},series = {CHI ’21}}

Bibtex citation



Nadir Weibel, Danilo Gasques, Janet Johnson, Thomas Sharkey, Zhuoqun Xu, Xinming Zhang, Michael Yip, and Konrad Davis. 2020. “ARTEMIS: Mixed-Reality Environment for Immersive Surgial Telementoring.” In CHI’20 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems. (Pre-Print)



Konrad L. Davis, Danilo Gasques, Yifei Zhang, Wanze Xie, Janet Johnson, Yuanyuan Feng, Zhuoqun Robin Xu, James Riback, Thomas Sharkey, Michael Yip, Nadir Weibel. ARTEMIS, Augmented Reality Technology to Enable reMote Integrated Surgery: A Review of Technical Consideration and Study Design. In MHSRS '19, Orlando, USA. (Pre-Print)


Thomas Sharkey, Janet G. Johnson, Danilo Gasques, and Nadir Weibel. I Want to Be a Surgeon! Role Playing for Remote Surgery in Mixed Reality. Workshop on Interactive Systems for Healthcare, CHI '19, Glasgow, UK. (Pre-Print)


Meet the team!

Danilo Gasques

UC San Diego
CSE / DesignLab

Enrique Zavala

UC San Diego
CogSci / DesignLab

Janet Johnson

UC San Diego
CSE / DesignLab

Xinming Zhang

UC San Diego

Thomas Sharkey

UC San Diego
CSE / DesignLab

Zhuoqun Robin Xu

UC San Diego