Construction of a virtual reality platform for computer-aided navigation Lingnan bone setting technique

Ruojing Huang, Zhiqiang Xu, Honggang Guan, Jie Zhou, Kuangyang Yang, Shaowu Peng, Haibo Yu, Mingyun Fu, Lilei He, Yongzhan Zhu, Yong Jiang, Gai Zhang, Huolong Zhou, Chi Ho Chow

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To establish a standard Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) bone setting technique, standardize the operation and inherit the TCM bone setting technique. This project was based on the interactive tracking of bone setting techniques with a dedicated position tracker, the motion tracking of bone setting techniques based on RGBD (Red Green Blue Depth) cameras, the digital analysis of bone setting techniques, and the design of the virtual reality platform for bone setting techniques. These key technical researches were combined to construct an interactive bone setting technique. The virtual simulation system can reproduce the implementation process of the expert's bone setting technique. The user can observe the implementation of the manipulative technique from multiple angles; through human-computer interaction, the whole process of implementation of the bone setting technique can be simulated, and the movement and reduction of the affected bone can be observed at the same time. It can be used as a teaching and training system for assisting bone setting techniques. Students can use the system to carry out repeated self-training, and can instantly compare with the standard techniques of the expert database, breaking the traditional teaching mode of 'expected and unspeakable' and avoid directly using patients. Therefore, this research makes it possible to reduce teaching costs, reduce risks, improve teaching quality, and make up for the lack of teaching conditions. It is very positive for the inheritance of the traditional Chinese 'intangible culture' of bone setting techniques, and to promote the digitalization and standardization of bone setting techniques.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)165-178
Number of pages14
Issue number1
Early online date28 Jun 2023
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2023

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Bioengineering
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

User-Defined Keywords

  • bone-setting
  • computer aided
  • digitization
  • TCM orthopedics
  • virtual reality platform


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