Electromagnetic tracker measurement error simulation and tool design

Gregory S. Fischer, Russell H Taylor

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Abstract

Developing electromagnetically (EM) tracked tools can be very time consuming. Tool design traditionally takes many iterations, each of which requires construction of a physical tool and performing lengthy experiments. We propose a simulator that allows tools to be virtually designed and tested before ever being physically built. Both tool rigid body (RB) configurations and reference RB configurations are configured; the reference RB can be located anywhere in the field, and the tool is virtually moved around the reference in user-specified pattern. Sensor measurements of both RBs are artificially distorted according to a previously acquired error field mapping, and the 6-DOF frames of the Tool and Reference are refit to the distorted sensors. It is possible to predict the tool tip registration error for a particular tool and coordinate reference frame (CRF) in a particular scenario before ever even building the tools.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Pages73-80
Number of pages8
Volume3750 LNCS
StatePublished - 2005
Event8th International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention - MICCAI 2005 - Palm Springs, CA, United States
Duration: Oct 26 2005Oct 29 2005

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume3750 LNCS
ISSN (Print)03029743
ISSN (Electronic)16113349

Other

Other8th International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention - MICCAI 2005
CountryUnited States
CityPalm Springs, CA
Period10/26/0510/29/05

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Electromagnetic Phenomena
Measurement errors
Measurement Error
Simulation
Rigid Body
Design
Sensor
Configuration
Sensors
Registration
Simulator
Simulators
Iteration
Predict
Scenarios

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Theoretical Computer Science

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Fischer, G. S., & Taylor, R. H. (2005). Electromagnetic tracker measurement error simulation and tool design. In Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) (Vol. 3750 LNCS, pp. 73-80). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 3750 LNCS).

Electromagnetic tracker measurement error simulation and tool design. / Fischer, Gregory S.; Taylor, Russell H.

Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). Vol. 3750 LNCS 2005. p. 73-80 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 3750 LNCS).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Fischer, GS & Taylor, RH 2005, Electromagnetic tracker measurement error simulation and tool design. in Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). vol. 3750 LNCS, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), vol. 3750 LNCS, pp. 73-80, 8th International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention - MICCAI 2005, Palm Springs, CA, United States, 10/26/05.
Fischer GS, Taylor RH. Electromagnetic tracker measurement error simulation and tool design. In Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). Vol. 3750 LNCS. 2005. p. 73-80. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)).
Fischer, Gregory S. ; Taylor, Russell H. / Electromagnetic tracker measurement error simulation and tool design. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). Vol. 3750 LNCS 2005. pp. 73-80 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)).
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