HFDG: Assessing Surgeon and Novice Force Skill on a Haptic Stiffness Simulator for Laparoscopic Surgery

Lindsay will present a brief talk she will be giving at this year’s annual Medicine Meets Virtual Reality (MMVR) conference entitled, “Assessing Surgeon and Novice Force Skill on a Haptic Stiffness Simulator for Laparoscopic Surgery”.

Abstract:
Though several simulators and training methods are available for basic laparoscopic skills, few have addressed force-based skills. In this work, we discuss a haptic simulator that renders virtual materials of different stiffness profiles to be used for haptic skills differentiation. A force-based task was designed on the simulator and the performance of surgeons and novices was analyzed. Results indicate that surgeons and novices differ in their ability to use the haptic device to reproduce target stiffness levels. This work provides an important step towards quantifying haptic skill metrics for the design of surgical skills training simulators.

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