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Title: Development of a virtual reality based microsurgery trainer
Keywords: Virtual Reality, Microsurgery, Phantom Desktop, Suturing, Grasping, Trainer
Issue Date: 10-Aug-2006
Citation: TEO CHENG YONG, WILLIAM (2006-08-10). Development of a virtual reality based microsurgery trainer. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: The current system for training microsurgery requires significant preparation time, and is relatively expensive. A virtual reality (VR) based training system was proposed as an alternative/complementary tool to teach the various dexterity primitives required for microsurgery. The virtual reality based training system uses a Reachin Display where the Phantom(tm) Desktop was integrated with a modified needleholder. A physics engine, in a form of a C++ static library was developed to simulate the dynamic behaviors and interactions between various virtual objects, such as sutures, needles and needleholder. A series of tutorial modules to train the subtask of grasping and inserting a micro-needle was also developed using the above mentioned static library. A trial run was conducted with 3 subjects to validate the operation of the system.
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