ABSTRACT: Co-Surgeon is an Internet-based tele-simulation surgery system.
The system combines 3D surgery simulation with CSCW technology to enable
surgeons to collaboratively simulate alternative treatment plans over
the Internet. It enables multiple users in remote locations to
manipulate 3D anatomical models and to simulate surgical operations
while sharing a view of the simulation. In addition, the system can
store the simulated procedure so that offline users can later replay it
and participate asynchronously. Co-Surgeon can also manage the
procedures, facilitating the use of the simulation capability and
widening the system's application in surgical education and reference.
This article describes Co-Surgeon's design and implementation, and
reports results from laboratory tests of a prototype system
IEEE Internet Computing 06/2001; · 2.00 Impact Factor