SOFA - an Open Source Framework for Medical Simulation

Jérémie Allard 1, * Stéphane Cotin 1 François Faure 2 Pierre-Jean Bensoussan 3 François Poyer 4 Christian Duriez 3 Hervé Delingette 4 Laurent Grisoni 3
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2 EVASION - Virtual environments for animation and image synthesis of natural objects
Inria Grenoble - Rhône-Alpes, LJK - Laboratoire Jean Kuntzmann, INPG - Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble
3 ALCOVE - Collaborative interactive virtual environment
LIFL - Laboratoire d'Informatique Fondamentale de Lille, Inria Lille - Nord Europe, IRCICA
4 ASCLEPIOS - Analysis and Simulation of Biomedical Images
CRISAM - Inria Sophia Antipolis - Méditerranée
Abstract : SOFA is an Open Source framework primarily targeted at real-time simulation, with an emphasis on medical simulation. It is mostly intended for the research community to help develop newer algorithms, but can also be used as an efficient prototyping tool. Based on an advanced software architecture, it allows to: * create complex and evolving simulations by combining new algorithms with algorithms already included in SOFA * modify most parameters of the simulation - deformable behavior, surface representation, solver, constraints, collision algorithm, etc. - by simply editing an XML file * build complex models from simpler ones using a scene-graph description * efficiently simulate the dynamics of interacting objects using abstract equation solvers * reuse and easily compare a variety of available methods
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Jérémie Allard, Stéphane Cotin, François Faure, Pierre-Jean Bensoussan, François Poyer, et al.. SOFA - an Open Source Framework for Medical Simulation. MMVR 15 - Medicine Meets Virtual Reality, Feb 2007, Palm Beach, United States. pp.13-18. ⟨inria-00319416⟩

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