Australian surgeons get virtually touchy-feely

AUSTRALIA--The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) will announce its collaboration with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and WA-based MedicVision next week, which will see these training systems available to surgeons within the next year.

AUSTRALIA--The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) will announce its collaboration with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and WA-based MedicVision next week, which will see these training systems available to surgeons within the next year.

The system uses knowledge-based software developed by the CSIRO that produces three-dimensional computer models of body organs that can then be repaired--in rehearsed surgery--in virtual space. Full story. --Rachel Lebihan, ZDNet Australia