A novel laparoscopic mesh placement part task trainer
Article first published online: 25 OCT 2006
Copyright © 2006 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
The International Journal of Medical Robotics and Computer Assisted Surgery
Volume 2, Issue 4, pages 312–320, December 2006
How to Cite
Devarajan, V., Wang, X., Shen, Y., Eberhart, R., Watson, M. J., Jones, D. and Villegas, L. (2006), A novel laparoscopic mesh placement part task trainer. Int. J. Med. Robotics Comput. Assist. Surg., 2: 312–320. doi: 10.1002/rcs.107
- Issue published online: 15 DEC 2006
- Article first published online: 25 OCT 2006
- Manuscript Received: 6 SEP 2006
- Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, USA. Grant Numbers: 003656-0079-1999, 003656-0134-2001
- surgery simulation;
- virtual reality;
- physically based deformation modelling;
- collision detection
We present a surgical simulator, developed for the training of a laparoscopic surgery and in particular for mesh placement during an inguinal herniorrhaphy.
Major technical issues related to virtual surgery training systems include virtual patient modelling, collision detection and collision response, haptic and graphic rendering, 3-D motion tracking and some special effects, such as bleeding, cauterizing and so on. Among these problems, real-time deformation modelling and collision detection are the most challenging research topics.
In this paper, we describe novel approaches addressing the above issues, which have been successfully adopted in our bimanual hernia repair simulator.
The implementations of our new collision detection and deformation appear to work well, even at haptic rates for the limited scope of mesh placement training. More sophisticated techniques are needed for full organ deformation especially for blunt dissection simulation. Copyright © 2006 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.