Physics of Biology


Building a Surgical Simulator that uses Only Free and Open Source Software

Authors: Kirana Kumara P

The present paper explores the possibility of building a surgical simulator that uses only free and open source software. A careful review of the literature on the software components required for surgical simulation reveals that new free and open source surgical simulation software can be built using already existing free and open source software components. This paper identifies some of the already existing free and open source software components that may easily be put together to create new surgical simulation software. The present paper also discusses how these software components could be assembled together, by developing software that integrates the software components. Creating the new surgical simulation software assumes significance since currently there are few (if any) free and open source surgical simulation software packages available.

Comments: 5 Pages. Preprint

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[v1] 2017-12-23 03:01:40

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