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World Haptics Conference (2009)
Salt Lake City, UT, USA
Mar. 18, 2009 to Mar. 20, 2009
ISBN: 978-1-4244-3858-7
pp: 470-475
Yuta Ogawa , GSIS, Tohoku University, Japan
Issei Fujishiro , IFS, Tohoku University, Japan
Yasuko Suzuki , GSIS, Tohoku University, Japan
Yuriko Takeshima , IFS, Tohoku University, Japan
Rapid dissemination of DT-MRI devices has recently evoked intensive research to come up with effective methods for grasping the structural features of acquired 3D diffusion tensor fields. In this paper, we further explore the potential of haptization in conjunction with visualization to represent different levels of information on the DT-MRI datasets. The main contribution of this paper is to propose a sophisticated method for utilizing diffusion-based tractography textures mapped on cross-sections to visualize local structures such as nerve tracts, together with appropriate 6DOF haptic transfer functions to haptize elementary diffusion properties. We illustrate the effectiveness of a prototype system featuring a PHANToM Premium 3.0 with an application to a practical DT-MRI human brain dataset.

Y. Takeshima, Y. Ogawa, I. Fujishiro and Y. Suzuki, "Designing 6DOF haptic transfer functions for effective exploration of 3D diffusion tensor fields," World Haptics Conference(WHC), Salt Lake City, UT, USA, 2009, pp. 470-475.
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