%0 Journal Article
	%A A. Ruimi and  S. Goyal and  B. M. Nour
	%D 2011
	%J International Journal of Biomedical and Biological Engineering
	%B World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
	%I Open Science Index 57, 2011
	%T An Interactive Web-based Simulation Tool for Surgical Thread
	%U https://publications.waset.org/pdf/11136
	%V 57
	%X Interactive web-based computer simulations are
needed by the medical community to replicate the experience of
surgical procedures as closely and realistically as possible without
the need to practice on corpses, animals and/or plastic models. In this
paper, we offer a review on current state of the research on
simulations of surgical threads, identify future needs and present our
proposed plans to meet them. Our goal is to create a physics-based
simulator, which will predict the behavior of surgical thread when
subjected to conditions commonly encountered during surgery. To
that end, we will i) develop three dimensional finite element models
based on the Cosserat theory of elasticity ii) test and feedback results
with the medical community and iii) develop a web-based user
interface to run/command our simulator and visualize the results. The
impacts of our research are that i) it will contribute to the
development of a new generation of training for medical school
students and ii) the simulator will be useful to expert surgeons in
developing new, better and less risky procedures.
	%P 403 - 406