Development of a virtual reality simulator for natural orifice translumenal endoscopic surgery (NOTES) cholecystectomy procedure

Woojin Ahn, Saurabh Dargar, Tansel Halic, Jason Lee, Baichun Li, Junjun Pan, Ganesh Sankaranarayanan, Kurt Roberts, Suvranu De

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Abstract

The first virtual-reality-based simulator for Natural Orifice Translumenal Endoscopic Surgery (NOTES) is developed called the Virtual Translumenal Endoscopic Surgery Trainer (VTESTTM). VTESTTM aims to simulate hybrid NOTES cholecystectomy procedure using a rigid scope inserted through the vaginal port. The hardware interface is designed for accurate motion tracking of the scope and laparoscopic instruments to reproduce the unique hand-eye coordination. The haptic-enabled multimodal interactive simulation includes exposing the Calot's triangle and detaching the gall bladder while performing electrosurgery. The developed VTESTTM was demonstrated and validated at NOSCAR 2013.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMedicine Meets Virtual Reality 21, NextMed/MMVR 2014
PublisherIOS Press
Pages1-5
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9781614993742
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event21st Medicine Meets Virtual Reality Conference, NextMed/MMVR 2014 - Manhattan Beach, CA, United States
Duration: Feb 20 2014Feb 22 2014

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Volume196
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365

Conference

Conference21st Medicine Meets Virtual Reality Conference, NextMed/MMVR 2014
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityManhattan Beach, CA
Period2/20/142/22/14

Keywords

  • Natural Orifice Translumenal Endoscopic Surgery
  • Surgery Simulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management

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