Web Environment for Visualization and Practice with Human Systems (WESST - HS)

Lady J. Guerra Chávez, Javier A. Lenis Trujillo, Andrés Adolfo Navarro Newball, Jorge Alberto Vélez Beltrán


This paper presents the development of a Web Environment for Surgical Skills Training on Human Systems (WESST - HS). WESST - HS was conceived in order to satisfy the need to have a generic specification of an organ which could be further used within a surgical simulation. The initial goal was reached and surpassed; at the end, it was found that in medicine is better to treat organs like systems and that WESST - HS could be used independently. The generic specification is included in a web enabled Java application that lets the user interact with system’s and part’s information like shape, size, weight and color. Also, it is possible to display, scale, rotate and translate a three dimensional (3D) representation of the human systems from a file. This article is a description of the elements analyzed and developed in all the stages of the project.


Medical education; organ; telemedicine; surgical simulation; virtual reality.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18046/syt.v3i6.953


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