Development of real-time haptic application

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2000-05

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Texas Tech University

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This on going research focuses on developing a PC/NT based realtime, virtual reality haptic application. Our main goal is to resolve the critical real-time issues required to develop a stable haptic application. Critical real-time issues addressed include: (1) interprocess communication, (2) synchronization of haptic and graphics interface and (3) finding application size limits for achieving high haptic rendering rates with stable haptic interactions. We are using a breast biopsy simulator prototype as an example to show the viability of developing such a system. This system monitors and indirectly guides the surgeon's movements by providing high fidelity visual and force feedback cues as the area of surgical interest is approached

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Real-time programming, Virtual reality, Interactive computer systems

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