Immersive electronic books for surgical training

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
IEEE Multimedia (Impact Factor: 1.69). 08/2005; 12(3):22 - 35. DOI: 10.1109/MMUL.2005.48
Source: IEEE Xplore


Immersive electronic books (IEBooks) for surgical training will let surgeons explore previous surgical procedures in 3D. The authors describe the techniques and tools for creating a preliminary IEBook, embodying some of the basic concepts.

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    • "They extended their prototype [10] to support virtual annotation or bookmarking . More recently, Welch et al. [23] extended the concept further to an immersive Virtual Reality book aimed at medical training for surgery. Work on augmented paper and augmented books has explored the link between real and digital paper, the use of different interaction techniques and technologies, audio augmentation [2], and visual augmentation. "
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    ABSTRACT: ABSTRACT In this paper we present the results of our long term development,of a mixed reality book. Most previous work in the area has focused on the technology of augmented reality books, such as providing registration using fiducial markers. In this work, however, we fo- cused on exploring the design and development,process of this type of application in a broader sense. We studied the semantics of a mixed reality book, the design space and the user experience with this type of interface. Index Terms: H.5.1 [Information interfaces and presentation]: Multimedia Information systems—Artificial, augmented, and vir- tual realities
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    ABSTRACT: We present an overview of multi-year eorts aimed at developing technology to support natural telepresence over time for o-line surgical training, and over space for on-line or "live" remote consultation. Our goal is to capture and display high-fidelity, 3D graphical reconstructions of the ac- tual time-varying events, allowing observers to change their (stereo) viewpoints naturally, by walking around, leaning forward/backward, rotating their head, etc. We describe the processes we use in our early prototypes, and present some experimental results.
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    ABSTRACT: This paper presents editing of recorded haptic data with SiRE - Simulation Record Editor. SiRE offers the possibility of authoring perfect surgical examples and rapid production of variations. Edited haptic data is intended to be used as a self- learning aid to medical residents. SiRE enables definition of segments of manipulation through a visual 3D playback. For editing of haptic data, three methods are proposed. Each of the methods has its advantages and disadvantages, but together they allow flexible and accurate editing of haptic data matching to the user's needs.
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