Feature-preserving, accuracy- controllable freeform surfaces for web-based surgical simulations

Akira Wakita, Masahiro Kobayashi, Hiroaki Chiyokura

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In this paper we present a method to generate compact and accuracy-controllable free-form surfaces for web-based surgical simulations. Users can input an important area where high accuracy is required, such as an affected area. The input area can be reflected as meshes with high level of details. By utilizing display tablet interfaces, surgeons are able to draw incision lines or boundaries between organs on an on-screen 3D model, just like they draw lines on paper in surgical planning procedures. Input lines can be reflected as boundaries between patches on free-form surfaces. Practical surgical simulators are also presented to evaluate the efficiency of our framework.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSmart Graphics - 6th International Symposium, SG 2006, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)3540362932, 9783540362937
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Event6th International Symposium on Smart Graphics, SG 2006 - Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 2006 Jul 232006 Jul 25

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume4073 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Other6th International Symposium on Smart Graphics, SG 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science


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