Development of a Microsurgery Training System

Surgeons require significant training to acquire sufficient dexterity and hand-eye coordination to manipulate objects skillfully 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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2008 30Th Annual International Conference Of The Ieee Engineering In Medicine And Biology Society, Vols 1-8, 1935-1938
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30th Annual International Conference of the IEEE-Engineering-in-Medicine-and-Biology-Society, Vancouver, CANADA, Aug 20-24, 2008
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