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Development of an autostereoscopic monitor and 2D-to-3D conversion for medical and surgical uses: requirements, clinical trials, and degree of acceptance
Author(s): Melvin E. Levinson; Goro Hamagishi; Haruhiko Murata
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Paper Abstract

Previous attempts at popularizing stereoscopic devices for surgical use have been only minimally successful. In this paper, we point out what we perceive as past errors and misdirected designs. Although the perfect viewing medium has yet to be identified, certain basic principles and needs are summarized in order to enhance and promote acceptance of stereoscopic methods for surgical procedures, especially in the minimally invasive area. In addition, we present a newly developed autostereoscopic screen and accompanying 2D and 3D converter for medical/surgical use. A summary of the clinical testing performed and the degree of acceptance is also presented. Particular design requirements are unique to the surgical environment and these parameters are presented. The operator acceptance of the device and the value added requirements for stereoscopic endoscopic viewing are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 May 1999
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3639, Stereoscopic Displays and Virtual Reality Systems VI, (24 May 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.349406
Show Author Affiliations
Melvin E. Levinson, Scion International, Inc. (United States)
Goro Hamagishi, Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Haruhiko Murata, Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd. (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3639:
Stereoscopic Displays and Virtual Reality Systems VI
Mark T. Bolas; Scott S. Fisher; John O. Merritt; Mark T. Bolas; Scott S. Fisher, Editor(s)

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