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Haptic display for the VR arthroscopy training simulator
Author(s): Rolf Ziegler; Christoph Brandt; Christian Kunstmann; Wolfgang Mueller; Holger Werkhaeuser
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Paper Abstract

A specific desire to find new training methods arose from the new fields called 'minimal invasive surgery.' With the technical advance modern video arthroscopy became the standard procedure in the ORs. Holding the optical system with the video camera in one hand, watching the operation field on the monitor, the other hand was free to guide, e.g., a probe. As arthroscopy became a more common procedure it became obvious that some sort of special training was necessary to guarantee a certain level of qualification of the surgeons. Therefore, a hospital in Frankfurt, Germany approached the Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics to develop a training system for arthroscopy based on VR techniques. At least the main drawback of the developed simulator is the missing of haptic perception, especially of force feedback. In cooperation with the Department of Electro-Mechanical Construction at the Darmstadt Technical University we have designed and built a haptic display for the VR arthroscopy training simulator. In parallel we developed a concept for the integration of the haptic display in a configurable way.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 May 1997
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3012, Stereoscopic Displays and Virtual Reality Systems IV, (15 May 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.274490
Show Author Affiliations
Rolf Ziegler, Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics (Germany)
Christoph Brandt, Heinz Nixdorf Institut (Germany)
Christian Kunstmann, Technische Univ. Darmstadt (Germany)
Wolfgang Mueller, Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics (Germany)
Holger Werkhaeuser, Technische Univ. Darmstadt (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3012:
Stereoscopic Displays and Virtual Reality Systems IV
Scott S. Fisher; John O. Merritt; Mark T. Bolas, Editor(s)

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