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Immersive Open Surgery Simulation

  • Ali Al-khalifah
  • Rachel McCrindle
  • Vassil Alexandrov
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3991)

Abstract

Realistic medical simulation has great potential for augmenting or complimenting traditional medical training or surgery planning, and Virtual Reality (VR) is a key enabling technology for delivering this goal. Although, medical simulators are now widely used in medical institutions, the majority of them are still reliant on desktop monitor displays, and many are restricted in their modelling capability to minimally invasive or endoscopic surgery scenarios. Whilst useful, such models lack the realism and interaction of the operating theatre. In this paper, we describe how we are advancing the technology by simulating open surgery procedures in an Immersive Projection Display CAVE environment thereby enabling medical practitioners to interact with their virtual patients in a more realistic manner.

Keywords

Virtual Reality Surgery Planning Virtual Patient Virtual Reality Simulation Medical Simulation 
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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ali Al-khalifah
    • 1
  • Rachel McCrindle
    • 1
  • Vassil Alexandrov
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Systems EngineeringThe University of ReadingReadingUK

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