Natural interactions for medical image analysis

Interaction-Design Master Thesis

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Tacticle “Displays” ?

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What does a radiologist do to locate and identify a tumor? He is looking at pictures and compares them to find known patterns or shapes in the images that are related to the tumor. But there is a lot more attributes to a tumor that would identify it. In mammography it is the first thing to do, touch the breast and get tacticle feedback about lumps. What if there were a sophisticated “tactile display”? So we could actually feel tissue with our hands to look for patterns/shapes. Hands are super sensitive, try to think how easy it is to feel a grain of sand or hair. It could give us additional feedback about softness/hardness, texture, surface, shape, composition…

This got me starting to think about other features that are not considered in radiology yet:
color, temperature and smell of tissue.

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picture resources:
http://anfischer.com/
Foam Display
http://www.deafblind.com/display.html
Nasa – Touch the invisble sky

further reading:
Wikipedia – Braille Display (display for the blind)

Written by Jannes

March 6, 2009 at 11:15