A Novel Virtual Reality Tool for Teaching Dynamic 3D Anatomy

  • Anantha R. Kancherla
  • Jannick P. Rolland
  • Donna L. Wright
  • Grigore Burdea
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 905)


A Virtual-Reality-based tool for teaching dynamic three-dimensional anatomy may impart better understanding of bone dynamics during body movement. One application of this teaching tool is radiographic positioning instruction. We propose Augmented Reality, a technology that allows the overlay of graphically generated objects(bones in this case) on the real scenes(body in this case), as a means of visualization for such an application. In this paper we describe the design and the three stages of development of a prototype unit which demonstrates elbow movement. Preliminary results and problems encountered while developing the first stage, are also presented.


Virtual Reality Augmented Reality Elbow Joint Head Mount Display Real Scene 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anantha R. Kancherla
    • 1
  • Jannick P. Rolland
    • 1
  • Donna L. Wright
    • 2
  • Grigore Burdea
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of North CarolinaChapel HillUSA
  2. 2.Department of Medical Allied Health ProfessionsUniversity of North CarolinaChapel HillUSA
  3. 3.Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringRutgers-State University of New JerseyPiscatawayUSA

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