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Haptic interface of web-based training system for interventional radiology procedures
Author(s): Xin Ma; Yiping Lu; KiaFock Loe; Wieslaw L. Nowinski
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Paper Abstract

The existing web-based medical training systems and surgical simulators can provide affordable and accessible medical training curriculum, but they seldom offer the trainee realistic and affordable haptic feedback. Therefore, they cannot offer the trainee a suitable practicing environment. In this paper, a haptic solution for interventional radiology (IR) procedures is proposed. System architecture of a web-based training system for IR procedures is briefly presented first. Then, the mechanical structure, the working principle and the application of a haptic device are discussed in detail. The haptic device works as an interface between the training environment and the trainees and is placed at the end user side. With the system, the user can be trained on the interventional radiology procedures - navigating catheters, inflating balloons, deploying coils and placing stents on the web and get surgical haptic feedback in real time.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 May 2004
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5367, Medical Imaging 2004: Visualization, Image-Guided Procedures, and Display, (5 May 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.535006
Show Author Affiliations
Xin Ma, Institute for Infocomm Research (Singapore)
Yiping Lu, Institute for Infocomm Research (Singapore)
KiaFock Loe, National Univ. of Singapore (Singapore)
Wieslaw L. Nowinski, Institute for Infocomm Research (Singapore)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5367:
Medical Imaging 2004: Visualization, Image-Guided Procedures, and Display
Robert L. Galloway Jr., Editor(s)

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