Exploring the simulation requirements for virtual regional anesthesia training

Vassilis Charissis, Christian Robert Zimmer, Sophia Sakellariou, Warren Chan

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    This paper presents an investigation towards the simulation requirements for virtual regional anaesthesia training. To this end we have developed a prototype human-computer interface designed to facilitate Virtual Reality (VR) augmenting educational tactics for regional anaesthesia training. The proposed interface system, aims to compliment nerve blocking techniques methods. The system is designed to operate in real-time 3D environment presenting anatomical information and enabling the user to explore the spatial relation of different human parts without any physical constrains. Furthermore the proposed system aims to assist the trainee anaesthetists so as to build a mental, three-dimensional map of the anatomical elements and their depictive relationship to the Ultra-Sound imaging which is used for navigation of the anaesthetic needle.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationSPIE Proceedings: Engineering Reality of Virtual Reality 2010
    EditorsI. McDowall, M. Dolinsky
    Place of PublicationSan Jose, California
    Publication statusPublished - 2010


    • regional anaesthesia
    • virtual reality
    • brachial plexus
    • 3D visualisation
    • ultrasound
    • augmented reality
    • computer simulation
    • medical education
    • anatomy
    • pathology
    • medical training


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