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Stereoscopic display technologies, interaction paradigms, and rendering approaches for neurosurgical visualization
Author(s): Jeremy R. Cooperstock; Guangyu Wang
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Paper Abstract

We conducted a comparative study of different stereoscopic display modalities (head-mounted display, polarized projection, and multiview lenticular display) to evaluate their efficacy in supporting manipulation and understanding of 3D content, specifically, in the context of neurosurgical visualization. Our study was intended to quantify the differences in resulting task performance between these choices of display technology. The experimental configuration involved a segmented brain vasculature and a simulated tumor. Subjects were asked to manipulate the vasculature and a pen-like virtual probe in order to define a vessel-free path from cortical surface to the targeted tumor. Because of the anatomical complexity, defining such a path can be a challenging task. To evaluate the system, we quantified performance differences under three different stereoscopic viewing conditions. Our results indicate that, on average, participants achieved best performance using polarized projection, and worst with the multiview lenticular display. These quantitative measurements were further reinforced by the subjects' responses to our post-test questionnaire regarding personal preferences.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 February 2009
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 7237, Stereoscopic Displays and Applications XX, 723703 (14 February 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.808350
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Jeremy R. Cooperstock, McGill Univ. (Canada)
Guangyu Wang, McGill Univ. (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7237:
Stereoscopic Displays and Applications XX
Andrew J. Woods; Nicolas S. Holliman; John O. Merritt, Editor(s)

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