Patent Number: 6,310,619

Title: Virtual reality, tissue-specific body model having user-variable tissue-specific attributes and a system and method for implementing the same

Abstract: A three-dimensional, virtual reality, tissue specific model of a human or animal body which provides a high level of user-interactivity. The model functions can be analyzed and user-modified on a tissue-by-tissue basis, thereby allowing modeling of a wide variety of normal and abnormal tissue attributes and corresponding study thereof. The model can be user-modified through a keyboard, or other VR tools such as a haptic interface. The haptic interface can modify the model to correspond to the tissue attributes of a user, and can provide sensory output corresponding to the interaction of the model to a prescripted scene.

Inventors: Rice; Robert W. (The Woodlands, TX)

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International Classification: G06T 15/70 (20060101); G06F 3/00 (20060101); G06T 015/00 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018