Design and Evaluation of 3-D Pre-operative Planning Software: Application to Acetabular Implant Alignment

Mike Blackwell, David Simon, Sumitha Rao, and Anthony M. Digioia
tech. report CMU-RI-TR-96-44, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, December, 1996


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Abstract
We describe a methodology for evaluating the user interface components of a pre-operative planning system for performing complex 3-D spatial manipulation and reasoning tasks. The design of a pre-operative planning system for the alignment of acetabular implants in total hip replacement (THR) surgery is used as an example. For this application, we have implemented several alternatives to two of the planner's sub-systems. We report the results of a pilot study which evaluate these alternative components with respect to task and user specific design criteria.

Keywords
computer-assisted orthopaedic surgery, pre-operative planning, total hip replacement surgery

Notes
Grant ID: #60NANB5H0032

Text Reference
Mike Blackwell, David Simon, Sumitha Rao, and Anthony M. Digioia, "Design and Evaluation of 3-D Pre-operative Planning Software: Application to Acetabular Implant Alignment," tech. report CMU-RI-TR-96-44, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, December, 1996

BibTeX Reference
@techreport{Blackwell_1996_436,
   author = "Mike Blackwell and David Simon and Sumitha Rao and Anthony M Digioia",
   title = "Design and Evaluation of 3-D Pre-operative Planning Software: Application to Acetabular Implant Alignment",
   booktitle = "",
   institution = "Robotics Institute",
   month = "December",
   year = "1996",
   number= "CMU-RI-TR-96-44",
   address= "Pittsburgh, PA",
}