We are proud to present a new release of our freeware surgical drilling simulator. That uses advanced volume ray casting and haptic force feedback to simulate a realistic drilling procedure in the temporal bone. This version has a complete drilling tutorial that guides the user through a whole masteodectomi. Notice the light green coloured bone structures, this indicates where the surgeon should drill. And the dark green coloured is used to display the bone that should have been drilled away…
Today we presented the Onco visible man for the first time, at a workshop at Aarhus University hospital. The prototype features a real time stereo visualization of the “visible human” dataset. And the user is able to navigate, select and remove all the different segments of anatomy.
The Visible Ear Simulator website is available. Download of the free-ware version will be available soon: http://www.alexandra.dk/ves/
The real-time simulation of congenital heart surgery has been a research project since 2003. We have successfully designed and implemented a very detailed cardiac surgical simulation through the utilization of the GPU for general purpose calculations, e.g. soft tissue deformation, displacement mapping and haptic feedback. We have written a number of papers on these subject (see http://www.jespermosegaard.dk/Publications). The research project was a collaboration between computer scientists and surgeons from Aarhus, London and Tübingen.