Mediseus Surgical Drilling Simuator Remote Haptic Tutor
The MediseusŪ Surgical Drilling Simulator uses the same viewing and operating technology as surgeons use during actual procedures: a simulated stereoscopic 3D microscope, and a sense of touch.
(Mediseus Surgical Drilling Simulator)
Medical trainees hold a PHANTOMŪ haptic device from SensAble, which provides force feedback as they perform the surgical procedure. The haptic device pushes back on the user's hand, teaching the proper movements necessary.
Even better, the device has a remote learning capability:
A telelearning capability also allows remote, haptically-enabled, surgeon-guided training. For example, a surgeon using a MediseusŪ simulator in Australia can train a resident on a MediseusŪ in Sweden -- guiding the trainee through the procedure haptically, so that the trainee "feels" the surgeon's correct drilling procedure.
Heinlein fans will remember how Waldo F. Jones taught machinists using waldoes - teleoperated gloves:
'Now.. . your name, please?'
'Very well, friend Alec - the gloves.'
Jenkins thrust his arms into the waldoes and waited. Waldo put his arms into the primary pair before him; all three pairs, including the secondary pair mounted before the machine, came to life. Jenkins bit his lip, as if he found unpleasant the sensation of having his fingers manipulated by the gauntlets he wore.
Waldo flexed and extended his fingers gently; the two pairs of waldoes in the screen followed in exact, simultaneous parallelism.
'Feel it, my dear Alec,' Waldo advised. 'Gently, gently the sensitive touch. Make your muscles work for you.'
He then started hand movements of definite pattern; the
waldoes at the power tool reached up, switched on the power,
and began gently, gracefully, to continue the machining of
From Medic Vision Ltd Utilizes SensAble Technologies' Haptic Devices to Deliver Realistic Surgical Drilling Training ... via Force Feedback Haptic Technology Used in Surgical Drilling Simulator. Thanks to Moira for pointing this story out.
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