This is a on-going project started by JC Nebel in the Galsgow University and currently followed in Kingston University London. Its aim is to investigate techniques which are necessary to generate, model, and deform 3D data for applications related to virtual surgery.
As part of this project, I developed the first step of a surgical simulator which included algorithms for animating deformable objects in real-time. It focuses on computing the deformation of an object subject to external forces and detecting collisions among deformable and rigid objects. I integrated these algorithms in a 3D real-time user interface, allowing the use of several tools. This was my final bachelor’s degree project, and you can find the report describing the techniques implemented in the download area.