A resource management tool for real-time multimodal surgical simulation

Tansel Halic, Ganesh Sankaranarayanan, Suvranu De

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


The development of a multimodal surgical simulation is a very complex and challenging task. A typical surgical simulation involves several components such as physics engine, visual engine, haptic rendering etc. Since different modalities and user interactions introduce real-time constraints, the software framework has to optimize both the hardware and software resources to achieve high performance. In this work, we introduce a resource management tool that was built into our Software Framework for Multimodal Interactive Simulations (SoFMIS™) [1] to adaptively manage computational resources at run-time for varying loads. We present several benchmark test results to validate and demonstrate the capabilities of the resource management tool. Our results show that our framework successfully utilized the hardware resources and improved the performance of the overall simulation under varying computational load.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMedicine Meets Virtual Reality 19
Subtitle of host publicationNextMed, MMVR 2012
PublisherIOS Press
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9781614990215
StatePublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
EventMedicine Meets Virtual Reality 19: NextMed, MMVR 2012 - Newport Beach, CA, United States
Duration: Feb 9 2012Feb 11 2012

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365


OtherMedicine Meets Virtual Reality 19: NextMed, MMVR 2012
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNewport Beach, CA


  • Resource management
  • Surgical simulation framework

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management


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