The use of rotational optical encoders for dial sensing in the virtualtranslumenal endoscopic surgical trainer (VTESTTM)

Saurabh Dargar, Ganesh Sankaranarayanan, Suvranu De

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Abstract

Natural orifice translumenal endoscopic surgery (NOTES) is a minimally invasive procedure, known for its scar-less nature and short post operative recovery periods. A critical skill necessary for a NOTES procedure is the surgeon's ability to navigate and gain visualization of the target organ, which is done by moving the endoscope tip using the dials on the handle. We have developed an accurate and high resolution optical encoder based system to measure that dial manipulations, as part of a larger project to develop a VR-NOTES surgical simulator.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)103-105
Number of pages3
JournalStudies in health technology and informatics
Volume184
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • NOTES
  • Sensing
  • Simulator
  • Virtual Reality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management

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