Development of a Microsurgery Training System

Surgeons require significant training to acquire sufficient dexterity and hand-eye coordination to manipulate objects skilfully under the microscope. This paper presents a computer-based real-time simulation of microsurgery as well as the hardware setup. It presents a realistic physics-based elastic suture and blood vessel model, fast collision detection techniques, suture insertion process and novel approach of a haptic forceps. The simulation environment demonstrates a complete vascular suturing system to train skills such as grasping, suture placement, needle insertion and knot-tying running at 500 Hz, sufficient for physical realism.


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Proc. of 30th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (IEEE-EMBS), 1935-1938
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30th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (IEEE-EMBS), Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, August 20-24, 2008
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2008
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IEEE
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