Accession Number : ADA491585


Title :   REVEAL: Reconstruction, Enhancement, Visualization, and Ergonomic Assessment for Laparoscopy


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 6 Jan 2003-5 Jul 2008


Corporate Author : KENTUCKY UNIV RESEARCH FOUNDATION LEXINGTON


Personal Author(s) : Seales, W B


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a491585.pdf


Report Date : Aug 2008


Pagination or Media Count : 32


Abstract : The goal of this work was to develop and test new technologies, breaking down the barriers that block more surgeons from attaining and continuing to practice (without injury or pain) high levels of skill in minimally invasive surgery (MIS). This project developed new technology by concentrating on three major research thrusts: Smart Image: the project developed and evaluated new approaches for extracting, fusing, and presenting information cues from imagery and other data sources; Configurable Display: the project developed new approaches for presenting existing data (video, CT data) and extracted cues (3D reconstruction, haptic cues, etc.) to the user within a flexible, configurable display environment; Ergonomic Assessment: the project used existing technology and built new techniques as needed to acquire crucial ergonomic data relative to key factors of patient position, technology configuration, and instrument design.


Descriptors :   *WOUNDS AND INJURIES , *SURGERY , SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS , ERGONOMICS , CONFIGURATIONS , DISPLAY SYSTEMS , PAIN


Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE