Interactive cutting simulation with adaptive refinements using digital logic design analogy

Kup Sze Choi, Hanqiu Sun, Pheng Ann Heng

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A major requirement for surgical simulation is to allow virtual tissue cutting. This paper presents a scalable and adaptive cutting technique based on a mass-spring mesh. By the analogy of digital logic design, an arbitrary incision is modeled systematically by translating the cutting process into a state diagram. Subdivision of mesh elements is driven by the state transitions. Node redistribution, local re-meshing and deformation are applied to refine the subdivided mesh.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMedicine Meets Virtual Reality 12 - Building a Better You
Subtitle of host publicationThe Next Tools for Medical Education, Diagnosis and Care
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2004
Externally publishedYes
Event4th Medicine Meets Virtual Reality Proceedings 1996, MMVR 1996 - Newport Beach, CA, United States
Duration: 15 Jan 200416 Jan 2004


Conference4th Medicine Meets Virtual Reality Proceedings 1996, MMVR 1996
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNewport Beach, CA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management

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