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Title: Real-time interactive dynamic mesh modeling : laparoscopic surgical simulation
Author: McKenna, Kyra Patricia
Awarding Body: Queen's University of Belfast
Current Institution: Queen's University Belfast
Date of Award: 2008
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This thesis presents the results of research into interactive deformable mesh modeling for the purposes of simulating organ tissue. The research was based on developing a deformable model applicable to the development a low cost laparoscopic surgical simulator with a minimally specified hardware configuration. Modeling a dynamic deformable mesh involved developing the following key components: a physical algorithmic model to controls model deformation, real-time collision detection and response, mesh adaptation, mesh cutting and tool-organ interaction. For this research work, the components were developed and implemented to create a basic experimental surgical simulator. The components involve novel implementations and optimizations features and results demonstrate their application to model defonnable real-time interactive mesh.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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