Professor Nigel W. John FEG FLSW
An Integrated Environment for Rehearsal and Planning of Surgical Interventions (2000-3)
Tempo Reality The IERAPSI project was funded by the EU Framework 5. The project focussed on developing a training tool for surgery of the petrous bone, a common site with complex anatomy (John et al., 2000; Agus et al., 2002; Jackson et al., 2002). The main deliverables were: a high quality user interface designed through ergonomic task analysis; Tempo Review, a state-of-the-art system for pre-operative planning using advanced image analysis, haptics and visualization techniques (see image above and right); Tempo Reality, a leading system for physics-based surgical simulation (in particular drilling into bone); and use of new 3D autostereoscopy display technology for a clinical application.
I was the project coordinator, and the project partners were the Manchester Visualization Centre and the Imgaging Science Division at the University of Manchester, CRS4 (Italy), University of Dresden (Germany), Institute of Laryngology & Otology (London, UK), University of Pisa (Italy), Virtual Presence (UK), Genias Benelux (The Netherlands), CS-SI (France).
- John, N. W., Thacker, N., Pokric, M., Jackson, A., Zanetti, G., Gobbetti, E., … others. (2000). An integrated simulator for surgery of the petrous bone. Studies In Health Technology and Informatics, 81, 218–224.
- Agus, M., Giachetti, A., Gobbetti, E., Zanetti, G., Zorcolo, A., John, N. W., & Stone, R. J. (2002). Mastoidectomy simulation with combined visual and haptic feedback. In Medicine meets virtual reality 02/10: digital upgrades, applying Moore’s law to health (Vol. 85, p. 17). Ios Pr Inc.
- Jackson, A., John, N. W., Thacker, N. A., Ramsden, R. T., Gillespie, J. E., Gobbetti, E., … others. (2002). Developing a virtual reality environment in petrous bone surgery: a state-of-the-art review. Otology &Amp; Neurotology, 23(2), 111–121.