The development of a haptic interface for the virtual translumenal endoscopic surgical trainer (VTESTTM)

Saurabh Dargar, Thomas Solley, Arun Nemani, Cecilia Brino, Ganesh Sankaranarayanan, Suvranu De

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)106-108
Number of pages3
JournalStudies in health technology and informatics
Volume184
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Haptics
  • NOTES
  • Simulator
  • Virtual Reality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management

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