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3D Semantic Models for Dental Education

  • Diego Roberto Colombo Dias
  • José Remo Ferreira Brega
  • Marcelo de Paiva Guimarães
  • Fábio Modesto
  • Bruno Barberi Gnecco
  • José Roberto Pereira Lauris
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 221)

Abstract

This paper explores the benefits of using immersive and interactive virtual reality environments to teach Dentistry. We present a tool for educators to manipulate and edit virtual models. One of the main contributions is that multimedia information can be semantically associated with parts of the model, through an ontology, enriching the experience; for example, videos can be linked to each tooth demonstrating how to extract them. The use of semantic information gives a greater flexibility to the models, since filters can be applied to create temporary models that show subsets of the original data in a human friendly way. We also explain how the software was written to run in arbitrary multi-projection environments.

Keywords

Dentistry Virtual Reality Semantic Model 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  • Diego Roberto Colombo Dias
    • 1
  • José Remo Ferreira Brega
    • 1
  • Marcelo de Paiva Guimarães
    • 2
  • Fábio Modesto
    • 2
  • Bruno Barberi Gnecco
    • 3
  • José Roberto Pereira Lauris
    • 4
  1. 1.Computer Science DepartamentUnesp, LSTRBauruBrazil
  2. 2.Faccamp / Instituto Federal de EducaçãoCiência e Tecnologia de São PauloSão PauloBrazil
  3. 3.Corollarium TechnologiesSão PauloBrazil
  4. 4.Social Care DepartamentUSPBauruBrazil

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