Intelligent Inferencing and Haptic Simulation for Chinese Acupuncture Learning and Training

P.-A. Heng, T.-T. Wong, R. Yang, Y.-P. Chui, Y.M. Xie, K.-S. Leung, P.-C. Leung
2006 IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine  
This paper presents an intelligent virtual environment for Chinese acupuncture learning and training using state-of-the-art virtual reality technology. It is the first step towards developing a comprehensive virtual human model for studying Chinese medicine. Students can learn and practice acupuncture in the proposed 3D interactive virtual environment that supports force feedback interface for needle insertion. So that, students not only "see" but also "touch" the virtual patient. With the high
more » ... performance computers, highly informative and flexible visualization of acupuncture points of various related meridian and collateral can be highlighted to guide the students during training. A computer-based expert system using our newly proposed Intelligent Fuzzy Petri Net (IFPN) is designed and implemented to train the learners about treating different diseases using acupuncture. Such an intelligent virtual reality system can provide an interesting and effective learning environment for Chinese acupuncture.
doi:10.1109/titb.2005.855567 pmid:16445247 fatcat:yfokpgle3jamticlpgza5oymqa