Toward a virtual environment for biomechanical simulation

Peter Zerfass, Erwin Keeve, Seong K. Mun
2001 Medical Imaging 2001: Visualization, Display, and Image-Guided Procedures  
Surgical Simulation and Navigation Group research center c a e s a r -center of advanced european studies and research {zerfass, keeve}@caesar.de, ABSTRACT In this paper we present an extendable framework for interactive biomechanical simulation and surgical planning. Three dimensional reconstructions of patient specific data are visualized and the elastic properties of individual anatomical structures are modeled. To avoid interpenetration of the virtual objects fast collision detection has
more » ... n implemented. The kinematics are controlled by a special haptic interface which provides force feedback to the user. The ongoing work will lead to an entire system for physical-based biomechanical simulation and pre-operative visualization of surgical outcomes.
doi:10.1117/12.428087 dblp:conf/miigp/ZerfassK01 fatcat:5ilj7ky4ajbcnedpnsukv6ozj4