Haptic Interaction in Medical Virtual Evironments
Human perception combines information from various
sensors, including visual, aural, haptic, and olfactory, in
order to perceive the environment. Virtual reality applications
aim to immerse the user into a virtual environment
by providing artificial input to its interaction sensors (i.e.,
eyes, ears, hands). The visual and aural inputs are the
most important factors in human-computer interaction
(HCI). However, virtual reality applications will remain
far from being realistic without providing to the user the
sense of touch. The use of haptics augments the standard
audio-visual HCI by offering to the user an alternative
way of interaction with the VE

G. Nikolakis, D. Koutsonanos, P. Daras, K. Moustakas, D. Tzovaras, M.G.Strintzis
Encyclopedia of Biomedical Engineering, John Wiley & Sons, accepted for publication.

   
 
    Interactive Simulation of Deformable Objects for Medical Applications
An object is called deformable when its shape can be
altered according to external stimuli. Contrary to rigid
objects, which have a fixed shape, most human organs as
well as tissues are deformable. Although rigid objects
require for their simulation only translation and rotation
properties to be defined, deformable objects demand also
deformation parameters to be evaluated, which is usually
a computationally intensive procedure.
K. Moustakas, P. Daras, D. Tzovaras and M.G. Strintzis
Encyclopedia of Biomedical Engineering, John Wiley & Sons, accepted for publication.
   
    User Interface environment and Image Communication in Mobile Tele-Echography
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G. A. Triantafyllidis, N. Thomos, G. Nikolakis, D. Tzovaras, G. Litos and M.G. Strintzis
M-Health: Emerging Mobile Health Systems, Kluwer Academics, December 2005
 
 
    Haptic Access to Virtual Models of Real Data for Training the Visually Impaired
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K. Moustakas, G. Nikolakis, D. Tzovaras and M.G. Strintzis
Applied Technologies in Medicine and Neuroscience, Verlag Integrative Psychiatrie,
ISBN 3-85184-027-5, June 2005
   
 
    Haptic Interface for the Performance of a Remote Echography Examination
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K. Moustakas, G. Nikolakis, D. Tzovaras and M.G. Strintzis
Applied Technologies in Medicine and Neuroscience, Verlag a Remote Echography Examination,
June 2005.
   
    Combined Indexing and Watermarking of 3D Models using the Generalized 3D Radon Transform
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P.Daras, D. Zarpalas, D.Tzovaras, D. Simitopoulos and M.G.Strintzis
Multimedia Security Handbook, B.Fuhrt and D.Kirouski Eds, CRC Press, December 2004.
 
    Multimodal Interfaces for people with Disabilities
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D. Tzovaras
SIMILAR Dreams, Multimodal Interfaces in Our Life, UCL Presses, 2004

 

    A Mixed Reality Learning Environment for Geometry Education
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G. Nikolakis, G. Fergadis, D. Tzovaras and M. G. Strintzis
Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, Springer Verlag, 2004.
 
    Synthesis and Analysis Techniques for the Human Body: R&D Projects
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N. Karatzoulis, K. Davarakis and D. Tzovaras
Strintzis and Sarris Editors, 3D Modeling and Animation: Synthesis and Analysis Techniques for the Human Body IDEA Group Publishing, 2004.
 
    Ontology-Based E-government Thematic Services Based on Topic Maps
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Ioannis Tsampoulatidis, Dimitrios Tzovaras and M.G.Strintzis
On the Move to Meaningful Internet Systems 2004, eds. R. Meersman, Z. Tari and A. Corsaro, Springer-Verlag Heidelberg, October 2004.
 
    Virtual Environments for the Training of Visually Impaired
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D. Tzovaras, G. Nikolakis, G. Fergadis, S. Malassiotis and M. Stavrakis
S Keates, PJ Clarkson, PM Langdon and P Robinson (eds.), Universal Access and Assistive Technology, SPRINGER-VERLAG LONDON LIMITED, London, March 2002.