A distributed simulation system for virtual-reality based medical learning

Jing Qin, Kup Sze Choi, P. A. Heng, C. F. Chan, Fu Lai Korris Chung

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A key challenge of distributed surgical simulation is to maintain a high level of state consistency among the distributed users under the limitation of network transmission capacity. In this paper, a framework integrating a scalable deformable model and an extensible communication protocol is proposed to meet this challenge. A prototype has been developed by using the client-server network architecture. Experimental results demonstrate that this framework can support collaborative surgical simulation with acceptable network latencies.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3139-3142
Number of pages4
JournalIFMBE Proceedings
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2007
Event10th World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, WC 2006 - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 27 Aug 20061 Sept 2006


  • Deformable simulation
  • Distributed system
  • Virtual surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Biomedical Engineering


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