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International Journal of Anesthetics and Anesthesiology
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.
© 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.
ultrasound, kinect, simulation, needle, volumetric slicing, openGL, openCV
Sairam, A., Feng, J., Badler, N. I., Liu, J., Richman, K., & Elkassabany, N. (2014). Ultrasound Guided Regional Anesthesia Training Simulator Using Microsoft Kinect. International Journal of Anesthetics and Anesthesiology, 1 (3), ijaa-1-016-. Retrieved from https://repository.upenn.edu/hms/138
Date Posted: 13 January 2016