Microsoft kinect based head tracking for life size collaborative surgical simulation environments (LS-CollaSSLE)

Saurabh Dargar, Austin Nunno, Ganesh Sankaranarayanan, Suvranu De

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Abstract

Virtual surgical skills trainers are proving to be very useful for the medical training community. With efforts to increase patient safety and surgeon expertise, the need for surgical skills trainers that provide training in an operating room (OR) like condition is now more pressing. To allow for virtual surgery simulators to be instructed in an OR-like setting we have created a large display based immersive surgical simulation environment. Using the Microsoft Kinect we have created a real-time simulation environment that tracks the test user and appropriately adjust the perspective of the virtual OR for an immersive virtual experience.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)109-113
Number of pages5
JournalStudies in health technology and informatics
Volume184
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Head Tracking
  • Kinect
  • Simulator
  • Virtual reality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management

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