Accession Number : ADA305675

Title :   Medical Simulation for Trauma Management.

Descriptive Note : Annual rept. 30 Sep 94-29 Sep 95,

Corporate Author : HIGH TECHSPLANATIONS INC ROCKVILLE MD

Personal Author(s) : Higgins, Gerald A.

PDF Url : ADA305675

Report Date : OCT 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : This project involves the development of surgical simulators for training military and civilian personnel in critical trauma procedures. In this context, a virtual reality simulation of the 'Shattered Kidney' surgical procedure is being produced using new technologies in computer graphics and physically-based modeling. The objective of this effort is to provide a degree of training and evaluation of performance that is not possible using existing technologies in trauma surgery in the battlefield and emergency room. A major focus of the first year of the project has been the development of software functionality that can be used to author the 'Shattered Kidney' simulation. The authoring package being developed by High Techsplanations, Inc. (HT) is called TeleosTM, and is designed to produce interactive simulations with tissues and organs that display appropriate physical and physiological behavior. Features needed for the simulation include cutting, bleeding, suturing and real-time tissue deformation. A virtual abdomen is being built from the Visible Human dataset to provide an accurate anatomical rendering of the structures involved in the procedure. The fully developed simulation will allow a user to perform the 'Shattered Kidney' operation with all of the visual, haptic and cognitive components of the actual surgical procedure.

Descriptors :   *SIMULATION, *COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, *COMPUTER GRAPHICS, *MEDICAL SERVICES, *TRAUMA, MILITARY PERSONNEL, EMERGENCIES, MANAGEMENT, TRAINING, BATTLEFIELDS, INTERACTIONS, PHYSICAL PROPERTIES, MEDICINE, OPERATION, PHYSIOLOGY, MILITARY TRAINING, CIVILIAN PERSONNEL, SPACE(ROOM), SURGERY, ORGANS(ANATOMY), KIDNEYS, HEMORRHAGE.

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE