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Virtual reality concepts and their description

: Wapler, M.; Stallkamp, J.


Minimally invasive therapy & allied technologies : MITAT 7 (1998), No.2, pp.85-87
ISSN: 1364-5706
ISSN: 1365-2931
ISSN: 0961-625X
ISSN: 0967-9766
Journal Article
Fraunhofer IPA ()
Minimalinvasive Chirurgie; Minimally Invasive Surgery; Roboter; robotics; virtual reality

Beginning with a general description of virtual reality (VR) applications, this paper investigates three areas in which the application of VR in medicine seems feasible: education and training systems, therapy (as an assistance tool) and as a development envrionment for new methods and procedures. Examples of current implementations are discussed for each application. The final discussion gives an overview of advances in algorithms and computer power which may be expected and the resulting feasibility of using VR applications in everyday medical practice.