Stephen D. Laycock

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An algorithm to detect collisions between both rigid and deformable objects is presented. The approach exploits benefits of a Bounding Volume Hierarchy (BVH) and a Feature-based method. The BVH decomposes the three dimensional polygonal objects into a hierarchy of spheres. The lowest level of the hierarchy is formed utilising spheres which bound 1-rings(More)
A 6 year old girl presented with a large osteochondroma arising from the scapula. Radiographs, CT and MRI were performed to assess the lesion and to determine whether the lesion could be safely resected. A model of the scapula was created by post-processing the DICOM file and using a 3-D printer. The CT images were segmented and the images were then(More)
The sophistication of simulations for training and analysis is increasing with users demanding higher quality virtual environments. Complex polygonal models are often required to achieve the desired realism but put a strain on the necessary frame rates. Haptic Feedback is now used in many simulations for applications ranging from medical training to virtual(More)
PURPOSE To describe rapid prototyping or 3-dimensional (3D) printing of aneurysms with complex neck anatomy to facilitate endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR). CASE REPORT A 75-year-old man had a 6.6-cm infrarenal aortic aneurysm that appeared on computed tomographic angiography to have a sharp neck angulation of ~90°. However, although the computed(More)
Recent advances in programming languages for graphics processing units (GPUs) provide developers with a convenient way of implementing applications which can be executed on the CPU and GPU interchangeably. GPUs are becoming relatively cheap, powerful, and widely available hardware components, which can be used to perform intensive calculations. The last(More)
From the 1950s computer based renderings of molecules have been produced to aid researchers in their understanding of biomolecular structure and function. A major consideration for any molecular graphics software is the ability to visualise the three dimensional structure of the molecule. Traditionally, this was accomplished via stereoscopic pairs of images(More)