The Visible Ear Simulator: A Public PC Application for GPU-Accelerated Haptic 3D Simulation of Ear Surgery Based on the Visible Ear Data

Mads Sølvsten Sørensen Jesper Mosegaard Peter Trier
Rigshospitalet Alexandra Institute Alexandra Institute



Existing virtual simulators for middle ear surgery are based on 3-dimensional (3D) models from computed tomographic or magnetic resonance imaging data in which image quality is limited by the lack of detail (maximum, ~50 voxels/mm3), natural color, and texture of the source material. Virtual training often requires the purchase of a program, a customized computer, and expensive peripherals dedicated exclusively to this purpose.

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