Accession Number : ADM000850


Title :   Virtual Surgery (Video Recording).


Corporate Author : BOSTON DYNAMICS INC CAMBRIDGE MA


Report Date : 24 SEP 1998


Pagination or Media Count : 1


Abstract : Physical description: 1 VHS video; 1/2 in.; col.; sd.; 7 mins.; standard playback. Our goal is to develop the technological foundation of advanced haptic systems and to assemble that technology into a useful surgical simulator. The surgical simulator we envision will allow training of biomedical procedures in a virtual environment that features realistic interaction with simulated anatomy and surgical tools through haptic force feedback, 3D graphics, and sound. In addition to direct training, surgical emulators could be used to assess surgical performance and play a role in certification. This report describes our progress in building such a system.


Descriptors :   *VIRTUAL REALITY, *BIOMEDICINE, *SURGERY, *COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, ANATOMY, THREE DIMENSIONAL, INTERACTIONS, SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS, COMPUTER GRAPHICS, VIDEO TAPES, CASSETTES.


Subject Categories : COMPUTER PROGRAMMING AND SOFTWARE
      MEDICINE AND MEDICAL RESEARCH
      MEDICAL FACILITIES, EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE