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Biomechanical simulation of the vitreous humor in the eye using an Enhanced ChainMail Algorithm

  • Markus A. Schill
  • Sarah F. F. Gibson
  • H. -J. Bender
  • R. Männer
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1496)

Abstract

The focus of this paper is the newly developed Enhanced ChainMail Algorithm that will be used for modeling the vitreous humor in the eye during surgical simulation. The simulator incorporates both visualization and biomechanical modeling of a vitrectomy, an intra-ocular surgical procedure for removing the vitreous humor. The Enhanced ChainMail algorithm extends the capabilities of an existing algorithm for modeling deformable tissue, 3D ChainMail, by enabling the modeling of inhomogeneous material. In this paper, we present the enhanced algorithm and demonstrate its capabilities in 2D.

Keywords

Constraint Violation Vitreous Humor Inhomogeneous Material Surgical Simulation Neighboring Element 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Markus A. Schill
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Sarah F. F. Gibson
    • 1
  • H. -J. Bender
    • 3
  • R. Männer
    • 2
  1. 1.MERL - A Mitsubishi Electric Research LaboratoryCambridgeUSA
  2. 2.Lehrstuhl für Informatik VUniversität Mannheim, B6MannheimGermany
  3. 3.Institut für Anästhesiologie und Operative IntensivmedizinFakultät für klinische Medizin Mannheim der Universität HeidelbergMannheimGermany

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