The minnesota pelvic trainer: A hybrid VR/physical pelvis for providing virtual mentorship

Vamsi Konchada, Yunhe Shen, Dan Burke, Omer B. Argun, Anthony J Weinhaus, Arthur G Erdman, Rob Sweet

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

3 Scopus citations


Obtaining accurate understanding of three dimensional structures and their relationships is important in learning human anatomy. To leverage the learning advantages of using both physical and virtual models, we built a hybrid platform consisting of virtual and mannequin pelvis, motion tracking interface, anatomy and pathology knowledge base. The virtual mentorship concept is to allow learners to conveniently manipulate and explore the virtual pelvic structures through the mannequin model and VR interface, and practice on anatomy identification tasks and pathology quizzes more intuitively and interactively than in a traditional self-study classroom, and to reduce the demands of access to dissection lab or wet lab.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMedicine Meets Virtual Reality 18
Subtitle of host publicationNextMed, MMVR18
PublisherIOS Press
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)9781607507055
StatePublished - Jan 1 2011

Publication series

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


  • Anatomy
  • motion tracking
  • pelvis
  • virtual reality


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