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Toward reliable virtual-surgery in virtual environments : achievement, challenge and design guidelines

Abd Latiff, Muhammad Shafie (2004) Toward reliable virtual-surgery in virtual environments : achievement, challenge and design guidelines. In: International Conference On Computer Graphics And Multimedia , 2004, n/a.

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Abstract

A reliable Virtual Environment (VE) emerging from Virtual Reality (VR) Technology can serve as a significant research tool for the development of bio- informatics particularly in the area of surgical innovations. At present VEs allow the surgeons to experience interactivity, information visualization, movement of surgical instruments and tactical feedback on a Virtual-Human. However, a lot of research is yet to be carried out on the disturbance factors, which affect real-time working in VEs for surgeons. This research describes so far development of Virtual Reality (VR) for Virtual- Surgery, and to introduce a number of new challenges that are being emerged during the development of a real-time interactive virtual environment for surgical purposes. To meet these challenges, this paper explores a variety of design guidelines suggested by the VR experts for creating a better virtual environment according to the current need of human surgery and how to maximize the properties of a VE-Like facility in order to provide an ideal environment for surgical planning, training and education. This maps well to the strong need for distance education, training and planning for multi-surgeons as well. This paper is meant to increase a collaborative and worldwide development effort by individuals and teams that may permit real-time interactive simulations and views for real-time requirements in surgical development.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:virtual reality, virtual environment, bio-informatics, virtual-surgery, virtual-human
Subjects:Unspecified
Divisions:Others
ID Code:20878
Deposited By: Liza Porijo
Last Modified:28 Dec 2011 15:56

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