A motion tracking and sensor fusion module for medical simulation

Yunhe Shen, Fan Wu, Kuo Shih Tseng, Ding Ye, John Raymond, Badrinath R Konety, Rob Sweet

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Here we introduce a motion tracking or navigation module for medical simulation systems. Our main contribution is a sensor fusion method for proximity or distance sensors integrated with inertial measurement unit (IMU). Since IMU rotation tracking has been widely studied, we focus on the position or trajectory tracking of the instrument moving freely within a given boundary. In our experiments, we have found that this module reliably tracks instrument motion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMedicine Meets Virtual Reality 22, NextMed/MMVR 22
EditorsLi Fellander-Tsai, Kirby G. Vosburgh, James D. Westwood, Steven Senger, Susan W. Westwood, Cali M. Fidopiastis, Alan Liu
PublisherIOS Press
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781614996248
StatePublished - 2016
EventMedicine Meets Virtual Reality 22, NextMed/MMVR 2016 - Los Angeles, United States
Duration: Apr 7 2016Apr 9 2016

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365


OtherMedicine Meets Virtual Reality 22, NextMed/MMVR 2016
CountryUnited States
CityLos Angeles


  • Medical simulation
  • Motion tracking
  • Sensor fusion
  • Surgical navigation

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