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Issue 2 • Date March-April 1996

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  • Virtual Reality in Medicine

    Publication Year: 1996
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  • A New Carrot for Innovation

    Publication Year: 1996
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  • Handbook of Electrical Hazards and Accidents [Book Reviews]

    Publication Year: 1996
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  • The Biomedical Engineering Handbook [Book Reviews]

    Publication Year: 1996
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  • Advances in Distributed Sensor Technology [Book Reviews]

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  • An integrated medical virtual reality program. The military application

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):94 - 97, 104
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    There are basically three types of environments needed for battlefield medicine training: (1) a small task-oriented environment-for individual task training such as maintenance or surgical simulation; (2) a large space environment, usually with a terrain or architectural format for mission rehearsal or disaster training; and (3) a virtual prototyping environment for designing new and advanced tech... View full abstract»

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  • 3D navigation in medicine

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):70 - 78
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    The field of medical imaging has progressed dramatically. Advances have been both methodological (vision and analysis algorithms) and technological (processing, storage, and communication), despite often troublesome shortcomings. The author discusses the application of virtual reality, virtual sensor modelling and image rendering in the medical field. He shows the initial outline of a navigation i... View full abstract»

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  • Guidelines for establishing a virtual reality lab [medical applications]

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):86 - 93
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    Gives guidelines for establishing a virtual reality (VR) laboratory in the context of medical applications. In order to set up the laboratory, a user analysis and a task analysis must first be performed. A VR system's components have to be carefully selected, depending on their functionality and their use within the medical environment. The advantages of the individual components are not the only ... View full abstract»

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  • Evolution of virtual reality [Medicine]

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):16 - 22
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    Although original applications in virtual reality (VR) for medicine pertained to the planning of surgeries, efforts have now shifted to the use of data fusion, i.e. to fuse virtual patients onto real patients as a navigational aid in surgery. Eventually, medical care with multiple professionals will be provided in a shared virtual environment that incorporates shared decision making for an actual ... View full abstract»

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  • VR assisted surgery planning

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):60 - 69
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    We are developing a system called the virtual reality assisted surgery program (VRASP) for implementation in the hospital operating room (OR). VRASP will give the surgeon flexible intraoperatively computational support. It will permit modification and control of very large scan data sets in real time. It will render and transmit virtual imagery in response to the surgeon's commands without interfe... View full abstract»

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  • An active microelectronics device for multiplex DNA analysis

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):100 - 104
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    Nanogen's approach to DNA analysis involves the development of a unique active microelectronic device that provides electronic control over a variety of molecular biological affinity reactions. The core technology is an automated programmable electronic matrix (APEX), which has the ability to transport, bind and separate charged molecules in an electric field generated on the surface of the device... View full abstract»

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  • Applying multimedia to medical imaging

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):79 - 85
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    We present the architecture of MediaStation 5000 and its applications in medical imaging. As a medical imaging workstation, MediaStation 5000 satisfies the basic requirement of fast image display and processing. All the important image display, manipulation, and processing functions can be executed in real time on 512×512 images, providing instant feedback to the user View full abstract»

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  • Developing the tools for practical VR applications [Medicine]

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):23 - 30
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    VR tools and techniques are rapidly developing in the scientific, engineering, and medical areas. Although traditionally used as input devices to virtual worlds, instrumented gloves may become the tools of choice to measure, monitor, and amplify upper-extremity motion. While we have identified potential clinical applications to VR input devices, many technological challenges must be met before suc... View full abstract»

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  • The VRT revolution [Medicine]

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):31 - 33, 40
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    Applications of virtual reality range from telesurgery to monitoring early human development. The main disadvantages of this technology are the hardware and software costs. However, the cost of the computer based instrumentations traditionally decreases a few years after introduction into the market. In addition, the fundamental limitations of telemedicine and telesurgery technologies are the requ... View full abstract»

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  • Beyond medicine

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):34 - 40
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    Virtual Environments (VE) are simulation systems in which the subject (user) is to a large extent immersed in the apparent environment of a simulated, multidimensional reality. VE is the term used by researchers to describe the form of computer-human interaction where the human is immersed in a world created by the machine, which is usually a computer system. The term is derived from the term virt... View full abstract»

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  • Virtual reality and the vestibular apparatus

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):41 - 43, 69
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    The defining feature of a virtual reality system is the sensation of presence. There are two main sensory systems that perceive motion: the visual and the vestibular. Their characteristics are described in the paper. Issues discussed include: visual stabilization; adaptation of vestibular reflexes; simulator sickness and sickness in virtual environments; and vestibular adaptation View full abstract»

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  • From virtual worlds to the therapist's office

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):44 - 46
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    The increasing recognition of the importance of emotional state in both disease and health makes imperative the need for health care providers to evaluate the psychological status of patients. In primary care medical practice, between 30 and 60% of complaints prompting visits to the physician's office have a significant emotional component. In addition, rates of depressive illness are estimated to... View full abstract»

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  • In silico environments augment clinical trials

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):47 - 59
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    One of the most promising new approaches to interpreting complex systems data is to generate self-organizing simulations. We have previously applied Markov random field methods to create virtual worlds for the prototyping of wetlab experimentation. We have termed the virtual worlds “in silico environments” to express a synergism between computer simulation and wetlab experimentation. W... View full abstract»

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