Development of an acupuncture training system using virtual reality technology

Ren Kanehira, Atsushi Shoda, Makoto Yagihashi, Hirohisa Narita, Hideo Fujimoto

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Abstract

It is believed in oriental Chinese medicine that some special points called acu-points, and meridians connecting such acu-points, are existing in the human body. The acupuncture is accordingly such a medical treatment to cure the illness or to keep the human body healthy by stimulating related acu-points particularly those on a meridian. Acupuncture was originated from ancient China with the typical Chinese thinking and special philosophy, and recently has been accepted as a useful curing method, attracting quite much interest and being studied by many medical institutions worldwide. In this study, an acupuncture training system using virtual reality technology was developed. A virtual 3D human acupoints model was constructed on computer. The position and depth of acu-points are quantitatively indexed with the model. Acupuncture practices with quantitative targeting values and real-time true-false judgments are carried out.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 5th International Conference on Fuzzy Systems and Knowledge Discovery, FSKD 2008
Pages665-668
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-12-2008
Event5th International Conference on Fuzzy Systems and Knowledge Discovery, FSKD 2008 - Jinan, Shandong, China
Duration: 18-10-200820-10-2008

Publication series

NameProceedings - 5th International Conference on Fuzzy Systems and Knowledge Discovery, FSKD 2008
Volume4

Other

Other5th International Conference on Fuzzy Systems and Knowledge Discovery, FSKD 2008
CountryChina
CityJinan, Shandong
Period18-10-0820-10-08

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Control and Systems Engineering

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    Kanehira, R., Shoda, A., Yagihashi, M., Narita, H., & Fujimoto, H. (2008). Development of an acupuncture training system using virtual reality technology. In Proceedings - 5th International Conference on Fuzzy Systems and Knowledge Discovery, FSKD 2008 (pp. 665-668). [4666467] (Proceedings - 5th International Conference on Fuzzy Systems and Knowledge Discovery, FSKD 2008; Vol. 4). https://doi.org/10.1109/FSKD.2008.575