Haptic-Laparo Surgical Training System

Nantida Nillahoot • Jackrit Suthakorn

10:00 - 10:30 | Monday 25 September 2017 | Ballroom Foyer



Extending a boundary of vision and hearing, haptic interfaces can exploit our sense of touch, and can also potentially increase the quality of human-computer interaction through tactile and force feedback. Various applications of computer haptics have already been shown in different areas, for example, entertainment, mechanical design and especially medicine. In medical training, there are drawbacks in current protocols particularly for training surgeons such as a limited number of patients available at teaching hospital. The potential of surgical simulation with haptic interaction has shown a potential to reduce these problems. This study is intended to start on a fundamental task on almost every surgical procedure. The objective of this study is to determine accurate force feedback of laparoscopic surgery through virtual environments by using haptic device and to develop a basic laparoscopic surgery simulator for training that provides sufficient realism by means of achieving accurate haptic interaction. This study is the platform for more complicated surgical simulator.