Ultrasound Guided Regional Anesthesia Training Simulator Using Microsoft Kinect
Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment
Graphics and Human Computer Interfaces
We present a system for the interactive simulation of ultrasound guided peripheral nerve blocks using a Microsoft Kinect®. The system performs motion tracking of both the ultrasound probe and the nerve block needle. Software generates synthetic ultrasound images from previously captured ultrasound images. Details of the software elements in the system are described. Some of the current challenges and future work in this research are discussed.