Environment for Design and Practice with Virtual Surgical Instruments (WESST-IN)

  • Adriana Ximena Vera Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Cali
  • Jaime Andrés Cardona Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Cali
  • Andrés Adolfo Navarro Newball Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Cali
  • Jorge Alberto Vélez Beltrán Centro de Telemedicina de Colombia (CTMC), Cali
Keywords: Virtual reality, surgery, surgical instrument, distance learning, simulation modeling, telemedicine.

Abstract

This work presents a system which allows medicine practitioners to model, to manipulate and to use virtual surgical instruments. The system allows operations like upgrade, modification and inclusion of new surgical instruments; also, it has a graphic interface which facilitates learning and an understandable help system for the final user. This tool contributes to the learning of surgical instrument manipulation for medicine students.

On the other hand, the implementation of the system in a WEB environment allows its use by remote practitioners via internet.

Author Biographies

Adriana Ximena Vera, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Cali
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Jaime Andrés Cardona, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Cali
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Andrés Adolfo Navarro Newball, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Cali
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Jorge Alberto Vélez Beltrán, Centro de Telemedicina de Colombia (CTMC), Cali
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Published
2006-10-11
Section
Original Research