An augmented reality based simulation of obstetric forceps delivery

Lapeer, R. J., Chen, M. S. and Villagrana, J. (2004) An augmented reality based simulation of obstetric forceps delivery. In: Proceedings of the Third IEEE and ACM International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality ISMAR04, 2004-11-02 - 2004-11-05.

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During the process of human childbirth, obstetric forceps delivery is a justified alternative to Caesarean section when vaginal delivery proves difficult or impossible. Currently, training of forceps interventions is done on a real case due to the lack of realistic dummy models. This paper presents a basic augmented reality implementation of a forceps delivery which provides a platform for both training of forceps placement and manipulation for junior obstetricians as well as the assessment of any mechanical effects these actions may have on the fetus, and the fetal head and skull in particular.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Computing Sciences
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Depositing User: Vishal Gautam
Date Deposited: 21 Jul 2011 09:33
Last Modified: 22 Apr 2020 09:12
DOI: 10.1109/ISMAR.2004.13

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