Surgeons slice virtual leg

Bains, Sunny
July 1991
New Scientist;7/6/91, Vol. 131 Issue 1776, p28
Reports on a computer model of a leg developed at the Rehabilitation Research and Development Centre at the Palo Alto Veterans Administration medical center in California, which would enable trainee surgeons to practice leg operations without having to cut into anything. Focus of the research on tendon transfer operations; Outcome of the tendon transfer operation; Procedure for creating an interactive environment to enable surgeon to have an illusion of operating on a leg.


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