Ammalia. Where surgeons go to explore.

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Ammalia, which means surgery in Arabic, is a Leap Motion assisted app that allows a surgeon to analyze pictures of their patient’s problem (i.e. brain tumors) using the Dropbox API.


  • Use cases?
    • The areas we believe Ammalia could be the most useful is with radiology image manipulation / scrolling while scrubbed in & sterile in the OR.



February 12th to 14th, 2016
Stanford University
Devpost for TreeHacks 2016 Submissions

Hacked at TreeHacks
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MLH TreeHacks - Photo Booth
MLH TreeHacks – Photo Booth – Stephanie, Me, and Effie (Diana wasn’t there at the time unfortunately)

Prizes Won

  • Best Use of Dropbox API
    • 50 GB of Dropbox storage for each member
  • Best Social Impact
    • Lunch with Stanford President Hennessey + $400 to a charity of your choice
    • Coaching with Shannon Farley & Tour of Fast Forward + $400 to a charity of your choice


  • Theme Color: #62A7C6
  • Font: Karla

Future features

  1. We can see Ammalia potentially pivoting to include 3D manipulation of MRI and CT scans mid-procedure, which is important when, for example, determining the extent of a tumor in real-time.
  2. Another area we could look into is radiology and cardiology intervention which would actually involve catheter manipulation.
  3. Also, depending on the patient chosen, Ammalia could also showcase different health record data points that pertain to the patient being showcased
    (i.e. name, age, background, etc).


  • Leap Motion
    • uses Leap Motion API and hardware to track hand gestures (pan in/out, zoom in/out, slide right/left) without physically touching computer
  • Dropbox API
    • use Dropbox for uploading/storing images for patient’s problems
    • have folders within Dropbox API represent a single patient


Big Hero 4


To get started…

  • 🍴 Fork me.
  • πŸ”¨ Hack away.
  • πŸ”ƒ Create a new pull request.

GitHub Repo

View the project at


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