Realistic Haptic Interaction for Computer Simulation of Dental Surgery

M Heiland, A Petersik, B Pflesser, U Tiede, Rainer Schmelzle, K.-H Höhne, Heinz Handels


Using the VOXEL-MAN system, a virtual three-dimensional (3D) model of a skull was created based on CT data. To achieve a realistic drilling effect with the force feedback system, special tools were integrated into VOXEL-MAN to obtain a high resolution of collision recognition. Using apicectomies as examples, realistic simulation of dental surgical procedures, even in complex anatomical models, was possible. The simulation of apicectomies was evaluated by 40 dental students.

Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Congress Series
Pages (from-to)1226 - 1229
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 01.06.2004


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