Web Environment for Visualization and Practice with Human Systems (WESST - HS)

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Lady J. Guerra Chávez Javier A. Lenis Trujillo Andrés Adolfo Navarro Newball Jorge Alberto Vélez Beltrán

Abstract

This paper presents the development of a Web Environment for Surgical Skills Training on Human Systems (WESST - HS). WESST - HS was conceived in order to satisfy the need to have a generic specification of an organ which could be further used within a surgical simulation. The initial goal was reached and surpassed; at the end, it was found that in medicine is better to treat organs like systems and that WESST - HS could be used independently. The generic specification is included in a web enabled Java application that lets the user interact with system’s and part’s information like shape, size, weight and color. Also, it is possible to display, scale, rotate and translate a three dimensional (3D) representation of the human systems from a file. This article is a description of the elements analyzed and developed in all the stages of the project.

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Lady J. Guerra Chávez, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Cali

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Javier A. Lenis Trujillo, 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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