Natural orifice translumenal endoscopic surgery (NOTES) is an experimental surgical technique with benefits including reduced pain, post operative recovery period and better cosmesis compared to traditional laparoscopic procedures. In a pure NOTES procedure, a flexible endoscope is used for performing the surgery and visualization. The Virtual Translumenal Endoscopic Surgical Trainer (VTESTTM) is being developed as a platform to train for NOTES procedures and innovate NOTES tools and techniques. In this work we report the design specification for the hardware interface to be used for VTEST TM.
- Virtual Reality
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Biomedical Engineering
- Health Informatics
- Health Information Management