376-1279-00L  Virtual Reality in Medicine

SemesterAutumn Semester 2014
LecturersR. Riener
Periodicityyearly recurring course
CourseDoes not take place this semester.
Language of instructionEnglish



Catalogue data

AbstractVirtual Reality has the potential to support medical training and therapy. This lecture will derive the technical principles of multi-modal (audiovisual, haptic, tactile etc.) input devices, displays and rendering techniques. Examples are presented in the fields of surgical training, intra-operative augmentation, and rehabilitation. The lecture is accompanied by practical courses and excursions.
ObjectiveProvide theoretical and practical knowledge of new principles and applications of multi-modal simulation and interface technologies in medical education, therapy, and rehabilitation.
ContentVirtual Reality has the potential to provide descriptive and practical information for medical training and therapy while relieving the patient and/or the physician. Multi-modal interactions between the user and the virtual environment facilitate the generation of high-fidelity sensory impressions, by using not only visual and auditory modalities, but also kinesthetic, tactile, and even olfactory feedback. On the basis of the existing physiological constraints, this lecture will derive the technical requirements and principles of multi-modal input devices, displays, and rendering techniques. Several examples are presented that are currently being developed or already applied for surgical training, intra-operative augmentation, and rehabilitation. The lecture will be accompanied by several practical courses on graphical and haptic display devices as well as excursions to facilities equipped with large-scale VR equipment.

Target Group:
Students of higher semesters and PhD students of
- D-HEST, D-MAVT, D-ITET, D-INFK, D-PHYS
- Robotics, Systems and Control Master
- Biomedical Engineering/Movement Science and Sport
- Medical Faculty, University of Zurich
Students of other departments, faculties, courses are also welcome!
LiteratureBook: Virtual Reality in Medicine. Riener, Robert; Harders, Matthias; 2012 Springer.
Prerequisites / NoticeThe course language is English.
Basic experience in Information Technology and Computer Science will be of advantage
More details will be announced in the lecture.

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits3 credits
ExaminersR. Riener, M. Harders
Typesession examination
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionThe performance assessment is offered every session. Repetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.
Mode of examinationwritten 60 minutes
Written aidsNone
This information can be updated until the beginning of the semester; information on the examination timetable is binding.

Learning materials

 
RecordingLink to the course website
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Courses

NumberTitleHoursLecturers
376-1279-00 VVirtual Reality in Medicine Special students and auditors need a special permission from the lecturers.
Does not take place this semester.
2 hrsR. Riener

Groups

No information on groups available.

Restrictions

General : Special students and auditors need a special permission from the lecturers

Offered in

ProgrammeSectionType
Biomedical Engineering MasterRecommended Elective CoursesWInformation
Biomedical Engineering MasterRecommended Elective CoursesWInformation
Biomedical Engineering MasterRecommended Elective CoursesWInformation
Biomedical Engineering MasterRecommended Elective CoursesWInformation
Health Sciences and Technology MasterElective Courses IIWInformation
Mechanical Engineering MasterRobotics, Systems, ControlWInformation
Mechanical Engineering MasterBioengineeringWInformation
Robotics, Systems and Control MasterPerception, Graphics and Virtual RealityWInformation