Chair for Computer Aided Medical Procedures & Augmented Reality
Lehrstuhl für Informatikanwendungen in der Medizin & Augmented Reality

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(Bachelor Thesis / Master Thesis / Diplomarbeit / SEP / Projekt Systementwicklung / IDP / Klinisches Anwendungsprojekt) Ultrasound Training Simulator using a Haptic Feedback Device

Advisor: Prof. Dr. Nassir Navab
Supervision by: Tobias Blum


Learning how to correctly use ultrasound (US) is very difficult as, unlike for other imaging modalities like CT, it is very user-dependent and image quality is low. In order to allow better training methods we want to build an ultrasound training simulator. In previous work we have generated US images from a CT volume by simulating the physical process of US image formation. In this project, our existing simulation of images should be integrated with a haptic feedback device, to allow controlling the pose of a virtual ultrasound probe and simulate the body of the patient. The image below shows the general setup of the system.


Action items

Possible extensions (in case of Master Thesis / Diplomarbeit)

  • Simulate deformation of soft tissue
  • Propagate the deformation to the simulation of the US image


If you are interested please contact Tobias Blum.

Title: Ultrasound Training Simulator using a Haptic Feedback Device
Student: Hongming Huai
Director: Nassir Navab
Supervisor: Tobias Blum
Type: DA/MA/BA
Area: Medical Imaging, Medical Augmented Reality
Status: finished
Thesis (optional):  

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