An interactive web-based navigation system for learning human anatomy

Haichao Zhu, Weiming Wang, Jingxian Sun, Qiang Meng, Jinze Yu, Jing Qin, Pheng Ann Heng

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Abstract

This paper presents an interactive web-based anatomy navigation system based on the high-resolution Chinese Visible Human (CVH) dataset. Compared with previous anatomy learning software, there are three new features in our navigation system. First, we directly exploit the capabilities of graphics hardware to achieve real-time computation of large medical dataset on the web. In addition, various visualization effects are supplied to enhance the visual perception of human model. Second, to facilitate user interaction, we design a set of user-friendly interface by incorporating the Microsoft Kinect into the system, and the users can navigate the Visible Human with their hand gestures. Third, in order to eliminate the unreliable bottleneck: network transmission, we employ a progressive strategy to transmit the data between the server and the client. Experimental results validate the advantages of the proposed navigation system for learning human anatomy, indicating its great potential in clinical applications.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvanced Technologies, Embedded and Multimedia for Human-Centric Computing, HumanCom and EMC 2013
Pages73-81
Number of pages9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 17 Feb 2014
Externally publishedYes
EventAdvanced Technologies, Embedded and Multimedia for Human-Centric Computing, HumanCom and EMC 2013 - , Taiwan
Duration: 23 Aug 201325 Aug 2013

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Electrical Engineering
Volume260 LNEE
ISSN (Print)1876-1100
ISSN (Electronic)1876-1119

Conference

ConferenceAdvanced Technologies, Embedded and Multimedia for Human-Centric Computing, HumanCom and EMC 2013
CountryTaiwan
Period23/08/1325/08/13

Keywords

  • Anatomy navigation system
  • Chinese Visible Human
  • Graphics hardware
  • Network transmission
  • User interaction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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