Simulation will revolutionise medical training in the next decade. Many components of computer games and techniques from other disciplines such as digital effects for movies are readily transferable when developing virtual reality medical simulations. However, key pieces, such as haptic cut-able soft-tissue, are missing from the tool-kit of medical simulation developers.
Greg's research focuses on the development of new core technology that will enable haptically interactive computer-based simulations of surgical interactions. Since 2002 Greg has prototyped numerous medical simulators that show-case innovations including his PhD research where he developed a new GPU-accelerated approach to sugically interactive soft tissue simulation.
Doctorate of Philosophy (Thesis: Interactive Soft Tissue for Surgical Simulation (pdf 4MB))
Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical and Electronic) (Hons)
2013 - 2016 Garnett Passe and Rodney Williams Memorial Project Grant - ENT Surgery Simulators
2014 Invited Speaker. ICT in Education Conference. Coffs Harbour, NSW.
2013 Invited Attendee, Flinders/Hunan Networking and Collaboration Meeting, Changsha, China.
2011 - 2013 Garnett Passe and Rodney Williams Memorial Project Grant - Sinus Surgery Simulator
2010 Teaching Innovation Grant: Schools Outreach Programme. Haptic Games for Teaching.
2009 - 2011 ARC APAI PhD Scholarship - Industry Linkage (& Teaching Scholarship)
2009 Best Student Presentation (IEEE/CSIRO Science Symposium, Brisbane).
2008 Academic Internship.
2003 IEE Australia Technical Presentation Prize.
1996 Chancellor's Letter of Commendation / Flinders University (Biotechnology).
1994 Technology Teaching Excellence Award (as a year 12 student).
Maintaining, developing, and integrating new capabilities into a re-usable medical simulation engine that leverages the best available technologies. This includes administration of computers, setup and maintenance of configuration management and software development best practices.
Research and development of Educational Games.
Development and delivery of 2 new topics (at the 4th year undergraduate level); (S1) Computer Graphics and Interactive Physics, (S2) Haptic Enabled Systems.
Computer graphics. Shader Programming. GPU Computing (CUDA). Interactive Physics. Physics-based Animation. Haptic Interfaces. Haptic Rendering. Medical Simulation.
Posters from Eurohaptics 2016 (Haptics demos poster download, Haptic Learning poster download).
Poster: VR Subtotal Tonsillectomy Simulator (download PDF from GoogleDocs).
Poster: VR Endoscopic Sinus Surgery Simulator (download PDF from GoogleDocs).
MediaGreg discussing Haptics on ABC Radio Science in the Studio
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Since completing the first prototype of ISim for his Engineering Honours Project in 2002, Greg has worked in the simulation industry developing a range of virtual reality simulator prototypes that push the boundaries of what is possible with cutting edge technology. His work includes Defence simulator components, radar image processing algorithms, and numerous applications including ISim version 1 (2002), ISim version 2 (2004), Live Sports Monitoring GPS Tracking (hardware and software - comms, gui, embedded C etc) (2004), Haptic Playground (2004), 3D Skull Jigsaw (2004), CT Data Analysis Wizard (2006), Mobile Phone Psychometric Tester (2006), GPU Tissue Simulation (2007 - 2010), ISim version 3 (2009 with Fabian Lim), and the Flinders Endoscopic Sinus Surgery Simulator (2010). (Note: Skull 3D Models courtesy of Miro Kirov at NYU.)
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