Virtual Reality in Medicine

  • Robert Riener
  • Matthias Harders

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Robert Riener, Matthias Harders
    Pages 1-12
  3. Robert Riener, Matthias Harders
    Pages 13-29
  4. Robert Riener, Matthias Harders
    Pages 31-78
  5. Robert Riener, Matthias Harders
    Pages 79-129
  6. Robert Riener, Matthias Harders
    Pages 131-147
  7. Robert Riener, Matthias Harders
    Pages 149-159
  8. Robert Riener, Matthias Harders
    Pages 161-180
  9. Robert Riener, Matthias Harders
    Pages 181-210
  10. Robert Riener, Matthias Harders
    Pages 211-223
  11. Robert Riener, Matthias Harders
    Pages 225-264
  12. Robert Riener, Matthias Harders
    Pages 265-288
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 289-294

About this book

Introduction

Virtual Reality has the potential to provide descriptive and practical information for medical training and therapy while relieving the patient or the physician. Multimodal interactions between the user and the virtual environment facilitate the generation of high-fidelity sensory impressions, by using not only visual and auditory, but also kinesthetic, tactile, and even olfactory feedback modalities. On the basis of the existing physiological constraints, Virtual Reality in Medicine derives the technical requirements and design principles of multimodal input devices, displays, and rendering techniques.

Resulting from a course taught by the authors, Virtual Reality in Medicine presents examples for surgical training, intra-operative augmentation, and rehabilitation that are already in use as well as those currently in development. It is well suited as introductory material for engineering and computer science students, as well as researchers who want to learn more about basic technologies in the area of virtual reality applied to medicine. It also provides a broad overview to non-engineering students as well as clinical users, who desire to learn more about the current state of the art and future applications of this technology.

Keywords

Multi-modal User Interface Rehabilitation Engineering Surgical Simulation Virtual Reality

Authors and affiliations

  • Robert Riener
    • 1
  • Matthias Harders
    • 2
  1. 1.University Hospital Balgrist, Sensory-Motor Systems LabETH ZurichZurichSwitzerland
  2. 2.Computer Vision LabETH ZurichZurichSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4471-4011-5
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4471-4010-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4471-4011-5
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