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|Title: ||A Study of the Performance of Tool-Mounted Displays for Surgical Guidance|
|Authors: ||Kassil, Kevin D.|
|Keywords: ||computer science|
|Issue Date: ||2007|
|Series/Report no.: ||Canadian theses|
|Abstract: ||In computer-assisted surgery, a computer display provides 3D guidance of tools during surgery. However, current guidance displays have a number of drawbacks.
This thesis considers the advantages of a prototype guidance system for drilling tasks. We attached a small LCD screen and video camera to a surgical drill. The screen's point of view was controlled by moving the drill.
A user study showed that the tool-mounted LCD screen can provide significantly better positional and angular accuracy than the conventional display. The study also showed that a video camera might not be useful for guidance.|
|Description: ||Thesis (Master, Computing) -- Queen's University, 2007-09-18 00:31:10.965|
|Appears in Collections:||Computing Graduate Theses|
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