St. Margaret Health Virtual ED

Visualization of one of the hospital beds in a room.

Franciscan St. Margaret Health is one of the largest acute-care hospitals in Northwest region, where a new emergency room is to be constructed. During construction, a display will be viewable on site to provide the public with imagery showing what the finished facility will look like. A virtual tour of the new construction using virtual reality visualization technology was identified as an effective tool. Using architectural drawings and photos of existing equipment, a 3D model of the new emergency room and equipment was created and used to generate an animated fly-through of the new space.

Virtual Nursery

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Franciscan St. Margaret Health is one of the largest acute-care hospitals in Northwest region, where a special care nursery area is to be constructed upon the base of an existing nursery area. During construction, a display will be viewable on site to provide the public with imagery showing what the finished facility will look like. A virtual tour of the new construction using virtual reality visualization technology was identified as an effective tool. Using architectural drawings and photos of existing equipment, a 3D model of the special care nursery and equipment was created and used to generate an animated walk-through of the new space.

Stroke Rehabilitation

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The objective is to develop virtual rehabilitation system with data glove  and create task-oriented rehabilitation exercises in the virtual environment, we need to 1) calibrate  5DT data glove with Intersense IS-900 motion tracker, 2) create 3D upper limb model with 3D modeling tools, 3) animate the upper limb using skeleton-driven mesh deformation with OSG-VRjuggler, 4) investigate collision detection method and handle the collision between rigid and deformable object in OSG. Aforementioned basic technologies has been used to create touching, reaching, grasping and moving rehabilitation exercises in daily living environment. The objective of this summer research is to develop the essential technology and software tools that can be used to develop more advanced rehabilitation tasks.