Second generation haptic ventriculostomy simulator using the ImmersiveTouch™ system

Cristian Luciano, Pat Banerjee, G. Michael Lemole, Fady Charbel

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Abstract

Ventriculostomy is a neurosurgical procedure that consists of the insertion of a catheter into the ventricles of the brain for relieving the intracranial pressure. A distinct "popping" sensation is felt as the catheter enters the ventricles. Early ventriculostomy simulators provided some basic audio/visual feedback to simulate the procedure, displaying a 3D virtual model of a human head. Without any tactile feedback, the usefulness of such simulators was very limited. The first generation haptic ventriculostomy simulators incorporated a haptic device to generate a virtual resistance and "give" upon ventricular entry. While this created considerable excitement as a novelty device for cannulating ventricles, its usefulness for teaching and measuring neurosurgical expertise was still very limited. Poor collocation between the haptic device stylus held by the surgeon and the visual representation of the virtual catheter, as well as the lack of a correct viewer-centered perspective, created enormous confusion for the neurosurgeons who diverted their attention from the actual ventriculostomy procedure to overcoming the limitations of the simulator. We present a second generation haptic ventriculostomy simulator succeeding over the major first generation limitations by introducing a head and hand tracking system as well as a high-resolution highvisual- acuity stereoscopic display to enhance the perception and realism of the virtual ventriculostomy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMedicine Meets Virtual Reality 14 - Accelerating Change in Healthcare
Subtitle of host publicationNext Medical Toolkit, MMVR 2006
PublisherIOS Press
Pages343-348
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)1586035835, 9781586035839
StatePublished - Jan 1 2006
EventMedicine Meets Virtual Reality 14 - Accelerating Change in Healthcare: Next Medical Toolkit, MMVR 2006 - Long Beach, CA, United States
Duration: Jan 24 2006Jan 27 2006

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Volume119
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365

Other

OtherMedicine Meets Virtual Reality 14 - Accelerating Change in Healthcare: Next Medical Toolkit, MMVR 2006
CountryUnited States
CityLong Beach, CA
Period1/24/061/27/06

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Keywords

  • Haptics
  • Neurosurgery
  • Simulation
  • Ventriculostomy
  • Virtual reality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management

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Luciano, C., Banerjee, P., Lemole, G. M., & Charbel, F. (2006). Second generation haptic ventriculostomy simulator using the ImmersiveTouch™ system. In Medicine Meets Virtual Reality 14 - Accelerating Change in Healthcare: Next Medical Toolkit, MMVR 2006 (pp. 343-348). (Studies in Health Technology and Informatics; Vol. 119). IOS Press.