VR Surgery: Interactive virtual reality application for training oral and maxillofacial surgeons using Oculus Rift and Leap Motion

Pulijala, Y., Ma, M. and Ayoub, A. (2017) VR Surgery: Interactive virtual reality application for training oral and maxillofacial surgeons using Oculus Rift and Leap Motion. In: Ma, M. and Oikonomou, A. (eds.) Serious Games and Edutainment Applications. Springer Internation Publishing: Cham, pp. 187-202. ISBN 9783319516431 (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-51645-5_8)

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Abstract

VR Surgery is an immersive virtual reality operating room experience for trainee surgeons in oral and maxillofacial surgery maxillofacial surgery. Using a combination of Oculus Rift head-mounted display, Leap Motion tracking devices, high-resolution stereoscopic 3D videos and 360-degree videos, this application allows a trainee to virtually participate in a surgical procedure and interact with the patient’s anatomy. VR Surgery is highly useful for surgical trainees as a visualisation aid and for senior surgeons as a practice-based learning tool. This chapter discusses the need for reforms in the existing surgical training methods and a brief review on simulation, serious games and virtual reality in surgical training. Following this, the principles of design and development of VR Surgery are presented.

Item Type:Book Sections
Status:Published
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Ayoub, Professor Ashraf and Ma, Professor Minhua
Authors: Pulijala, Y., Ma, M., and Ayoub, A.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Culture and Creative Arts > History of Art
College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing > Dental School
Publisher:Springer Internation Publishing
ISBN:9783319516431
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