Centre d’innovació i Tecnologia BARCELONATECH

GAMES4HEART: SERIOUS GAMES FOR TRAINING IN CARDIAC SURGERY

The project "Games4Heart serious games for cardiac surgery training” has reached completion. It was led by PhD. Dani Tost, the director of the Computer Graphics Division of the Biomedical Engineering Research Centre (CREB UPC), and the aim was to study games technology for surgical training, based on real anatomical images. The main results of the project are the proposal of new techniques for geometric modelling and for the structural analysis of anatomical models, the design of techniques for removing bones, the analysis of interaction techniques for 3D graphic environments, and the development of a simulation game engine. The project was funded by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness’s National Research and Development Plan.