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Virtual endoscope
Author(s): A. Porter McLaurin; Edwin R. Jones
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Paper Abstract

This paper reports on the initial developmental stages of an endoscope that can be used for medical and other applications requiring 3-D images. The conceptual basis for the design is derived from our prior efforts in the development of 3-D scopes for laparoscopy and from telepresence research with head-mounted displays for use in virtual reality. We include the initial results of the development of the viewing system and the design for the scope. Specific future research efforts and developmental phase also are described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 April 1994
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 2177, Stereoscopic Displays and Virtual Reality Systems, (15 April 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.173900
Show Author Affiliations
A. Porter McLaurin, Univ. of South Carolina (United States)
Edwin R. Jones, Univ. of South Carolina (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2177:
Stereoscopic Displays and Virtual Reality Systems
Scott S. Fisher; John O. Merritt; Mark T. Bolas, Editor(s)

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