Center for Human Modeling and Simulation

Document Type

Journal Article

Date of this Version

2014

Publication Source

International Journal of Anesthetics and Anesthesiology

Volume

1

Issue

3

Start Page

ijaa-1-016

Abstract

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.

Copyright/Permission Statement

© 2014 Sairam A. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

Keywords

ultrasound, kinect, simulation, needle, volumetric slicing, openGL, openCV

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Date Posted: 13 January 2016