Global Patent Index - EP 0658265 A1

EP 0658265 A1 1995-06-21 - METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SIMULATING MEDICAL PROCEDURES INCLUDING VIRTUAL REALITY AND CONTROL METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR USE THEREIN.

Title (en)

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SIMULATING MEDICAL PROCEDURES INCLUDING VIRTUAL REALITY AND CONTROL METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR USE THEREIN.

Title (de)

METHODE UND SYSTEM ZUR SIMULATION MEDIZINISCHER VERFAHREN, EINSCHLIESSLICH VIRTUAL REALITY UND STEUERUNGSVERFAHREN UND -SYSTEM DAFÜR.

Title (fr)

PROCEDE DE SIMULATION D'ACTES MEDICAUX Y COMPRIS PAR REALITE VIRTUELLE, ET METHODE DE CONTROLE ET SYSTEME ASSOCIES.

Publication

EP 0658265 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 94922027 A

Priority

  • US 9407218 W
  • US 8765393 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9502233A1] During an actual medical procedure, the actions of a medical instrument (16) are measured and recorded. These actions are generated on a member representative of the medical instrument to simulate the actual medical procedure. Forces acting upon the medical instrument (16) are sensed and simulated in the member using a force/tactile reflecting mechanism. The preferred embodiment uses virtual reality technology including image processing, three-dimensional graphics and display methods, simulated force/tactile reflection, head/hand movement, position sensing, and sound generation to provide an accurate simulation of endoscopic medical procedures.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

G09B 23/28; A61B 1/00; A61B 19/00

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

A61B 1/313 (2006.01); G06F 3/00 (2006.01); G06F 3/01 (2006.01); G09B 23/28 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G06F 3/016 (2013.01); A61B 1/313 (2013.01); G06F 3/011 (2013.01); G09B 23/28 (2013.01)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH DE DK ES FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

DOCDB simple family

WO 9502233 A1 19950119; AU 7251694 A 19950206; EP 0658265 A1 19950621