Proceedings: GI 2003

Scanning Large-Scale Articulated Deformations

Jochen Lang, Dinesh Pai, Hans-Peter Seidel

Proceedings of Graphics Interface 2003: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, 11 - 13 June 2003, 265-272

DOI 10.20380/GI2003.31

  • BibTeX

     title = {Scanning Large-Scale Articulated Deformations},
     author = {Jochen Lang and Dinesh K. Pai and Hans-Peter Seidel},
     booktitle = {Proceedings of the Graphics Interface 2003 Conference, June 11-13, 2003, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada},
     organization = {CIPS, Canadian Human-Computer Communication Society},
     publisher = {Canadian Human-Computer Communications Society and A K Peters Ltd.},
     issn = {0713-5424},
     isbn = {1-56881-207-8},
     location = {Halifax, Nova Scotia},
     url = {},
     year = {2003},
     month = {June},
     pages = {265--272}


In this paper we present our initial work on simulating suturing using mass-spring models. Various models for simulating a suture were studied, and a simple linear mass-spring model was determined to give good performance. A novel model for pulling a suture through a deformable tissue model is presented. By connecting two separate tissues together by way of the suture, our model can simulate a suturing task. The results are shown using software we developed that runs on a standard PC and models the action of two suturing devices commonly used in minimally invasive Laparoscopic surgery.