According to literature evidences, simulation is of utmost importance for training purposes and for innovative surgical strategies assessment. Nowadays the market offers mainly two kind of simulators: rubber anatomies or virtual environments, each one with advantages and drawbacks. In this paper we describe a strategy to develop patientspecific simulators using a hybrid approach: silicone models of abdominal organs sensorized with electromagnetic coils, to acquire deformations, coupled with a virtual scene. As demonstrated, this approach allows to mix benefits of a real interaction with the physical replicas with the possibility to enrich the virtual visualization with add-ons and features difficult to obtain in the real environment. Copyright © 2011 for the individual papers by the papers' authors.
|Titolo:||Surgical simulators integrating virtual and physical anatomies|
|Anno del prodotto:||2011|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||4.1 Contributo in Atti di convegno|