An augmented reality based simulation of obstetric forceps delivery

R. J. Lapeer, M. S. Chen, J. Villagrana

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages274-275
Number of pages2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2004
EventProceedings of the Third IEEE and ACM International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality ISMAR04 - Arlington, VA, United States
Duration: 2 Nov 20045 Nov 2004

Conference

ConferenceProceedings of the Third IEEE and ACM International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality ISMAR04
CountryUnited States
CityArlington, VA
Period2/11/045/11/04

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