TitleMinimally Invasive Therapies & Novel Embedded Technology Systems
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsScilingo, EP, Sgambelluri, N, Bicchi, A
EditorCasciaro, S, Distante, A
Book TitleARISER 2006 Augmented Reality in Surgery
AbstractRecent developments in advanced interface technology allowed to implement new haptic device for biomedical applications. Specifically, several innovative and more effective tools that allow people to interact by touch with virtual objects have been developed. Besides several applications such as gaming, entertainment, virtual reality, an important and promising field of application is the surgical simulation. Novice surgeons can be able to practice their first incisions without actually cutting anyone. Simulation for surgical training is a major focus for several research activity during the last few years. Simulating an organ is not easy, because is more complicated to model than is a common physical object, e.g. a ball. In this chapter we report several examples of haptic interfaces and introduce new technologies for implementation.
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