Two-handed next generation suturing simulator

Alex J. Lindblad, George M. Turkiyyah, Ganesh Sankaranarayanan, Suzanne J. Weghorst, Daniel Berg

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A realistic two-handed surgical suturing simulation would have a broad impact on the way doctors are trained in the field of surgery. Current state-of-theart in suturing simulators do not accurately represent realistic suturing conditions, leaving many necessary components, i.e. two-handed interaction, skin undermining, skin repositioning etc., out of the model completely. The goal of this research is to develop a next generation immersive suturing simulator that uses an integrated twohanded tension based haptic device for tactile feedback, a hi-fidelity finite element model for more accurate skin, tissue and needle modeling and stereoscopic vision for depth-of-field.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMedicine Meets Virtual Reality 12 - Building a Better You
Subtitle of host publicationThe Next Tools for Medical Education, Diagnosis and Care
PublisherIOS Press
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)1586034049, 9781586034047
StatePublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes
Event4th Medicine Meets Virtual Reality Proceedings 1996, MMVR 1996 - Newport Beach, CA, United States
Duration: Jan 15 2004Jan 16 2004

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365


Other4th Medicine Meets Virtual Reality Proceedings 1996, MMVR 1996
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNewport Beach, CA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management


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