Virtual Reality Used in Medical Research 
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 Virtual Reality Used in Medical Research

December 9, 1994

For Immediate Release

Contact:  Cheryl Johnson, (614) 292-6067
               Ohio Supercomputer Center, Columbus, Ohio
               Fax:  (614) 292-7168

Virtual Reality Used in Medical Research
-- OSC presents at international symposium

Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) Research Scientist Don Stredney was
invited to present "Intuitive Interfaces for the Integration of
Multisensory Information" at the Applications of Virtual Reality in
Medicine symposium in Antwerp, Belgium, on Saturday, November 19,
1994. The symposium was sponsored by the Belgium Institute for
Automatic Control.

At the symposium comprising medical and research professionals,
Stredney described some of the on-going biomedical research projects
currently being Investigated by the OSC.  For example, the current
projects include research on integrating 3-D volume graphics and
haptic displays, or force-reflecting interfaces in training
simulations for surgery. This allows the user to "feel" realistic
forces generated by the simulation.  Stredney's team is also creating
a wheelchair navigation system using virtual reality benefiting users,
architects, and health care providers.

This research at OSC is done by The Biomedical Applications Research
Initiative, an interdisciplinary group comprising research scientists
and clinicians.  "This Initiative is attempting to integrate virtual
technologies to create realistic models for use in training situations
for doctors, students, and the general public," said Stredney.

The OSC is chartered to advance the use of high performance computing
resources and digital communications on the Global Information
Infrastructure. OSC addresses the technology-related needs of Ohio's
academic, industry, and research communities through varied
initiatives including biomedical technology, visualization, support of
k-12 and higher education, high-speed networking, information storage,
industrial outreach, and public service.


Wed, 28 May 1997 00:18:33 GMT
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