Collaborative and Immersive Medical Education in a Virtual Workbench Environment

  • Yoo-Joo Choi
  • Soo-Mi Choi
  • Seon-Min Rhee
  • Myoung-Hee Kim
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3683)


In this paper we introduce a framework for an advanced medical education in a table-type VR environment, which is based on an efficient deformable modeling for the interactive manipulation of soft tissues and a realistic motion simulation for dynamic human organs. The proposed framework includes two data storages with 3D/4D models and the 2D anatomic information, and various functional modules that are used to effectively explain human organs by visualizing and synchronizing with the components in the data storages. In our VR environment, a table-type virtual workbench is effectively used for the collaborative and realistic presentation to a group of learners and the video-based tracking environment provides the convenience for a user to select and to manipulate a subject of learning.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yoo-Joo Choi
    • 1
  • Soo-Mi Choi
    • 2
  • Seon-Min Rhee
    • 1
  • Myoung-Hee Kim
    • 1
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and EngineeringEwha Womans UniversitySeoulKorea
  2. 2.School of Computer EngineeringSejong UniversitySeoulKorea
  3. 3.Center for Computer Graphics and Virtual RealityEwha Womans UnivesitySeoulKorea

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