Augmented Virtuality for Arthroscopic Knee Surgery

  • John M. Li
  • Davide D. Bardana
  • A. James Stewart
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6891)


This paper describes a computer system to visualize the location and alignment of an arthroscope using augmented virtuality. A 3D computer model of the patient’s joint (from CT) is shown, along with a model of the tracked arthroscopic probe and the projection of the camera image onto the virtual joint. A user study, using plastic bones instead of live patients, was made to determine the effectiveness of this navigated display; the study showed that the navigated display improves target localization in novice residents.


Navigation System Target Point User Study Camera Image Camera View 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • John M. Li
    • 1
  • Davide D. Bardana
    • 2
  • A. James Stewart
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.School of ComputingQueen’s UniversityCanada
  2. 2.Human Mobility Research CentreKingston General HospitalCanada

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