2011 Winter Project Week:SurgicalToolsTracking

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Key Investigators

  • Robarts Research Institute: Martin Rajchl, Feng Li


We are trying to port a mixed reality environment for intra-cardiac interventions from the Atamai Viewer platform to Slicer.

Approach, Plan

Our approach is to implement step by step Atamai Viewer modules into Slicer and/or use existing functionalities from Slicer (i.e. navigation).


We got navigation using OpenIGTLink 1.1 and IGSTK Sandbox to run with the NDI Aurora EM tracking system on Win32. We developed models for all necessary surgical tools for mitral valve implant and atrial septal defect repair.

Delivery Mechanism

This work will be delivered to the NA-MIC Kit as a (please select the appropriate options by noting YES against them below)

  1. Slicer Module


  • Linte C.A., Virtual and Augmented Reality Techniques for minimally Invasive Cardiac Interventions: Concept, Design, Evaluation, and Pre-clinical Implementation, Doctoral Dissertation, Robarts Research Institute, 2010