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Immersive Simulation of the Reduction of Femoral Diaphyseal Fracture

5 pagesPublished: June 13, 2017


With the advancement of the virtual technologies, three-dimensional surgical simulators are now possible. In this article, we describe an immersive simulation platform, allowing students in orthopedic surgery to learn how to deal with a sample diaphyseal fracture of the femur using LC-DCP plate hole, cortical screw and verbrugge forceps. To reach certain realism, weight of the objects and force feedback are used in addition to the visual scene and the 3D sound. The students feel the weight, the strength of the bone when they pierce the holes, and the vibration of the drill. The simulation is implemented by using CAVE, the CyberGlove, CyberGrasp, and 3D sound system.

Keyphrases: CAVE, Immersive Simulation, sample diaphyseal fracture

In: Klaus Radermacher and Ferdinando Rodriguez Y Baena (editors). CAOS 2017. 17th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Computer Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery, vol 1, pages 62--66

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