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Title: A Study of the Performance of Tool-Mounted Displays for Surgical Guidance
Authors: Kassil, Kevin D.

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Keywords: computer science
computer-assisted surgery
visualization
tool guidance
hand-held
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
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1974/699
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