A haptic-enabled toolkit for illustration of procedures in surgery (TIPS)

Minho Kim, Tianyun Ni, Juan Cendan, Sergei Kurenov, Jörg Peters

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Good surgical training depends greatly on case experiences that have been difficult to model in software since current training technology does not provide the flexibility to teach and practice uncommon procedures, or to adjust a training scenario on the fly. The TIPS kit aims to overcome these limitations. To the expert, it presents visual and haptic tools that make illustrating procedures easy and can model unusual anatomic variations. For a non-specialist, it provides a locally customized learning environment and repeated practice in a safe environment. We used the toolkit to illustrate removal of the adrenal gland.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)209-213
Number of pages5
JournalStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
StatePublished - 2007
Event15th Annual Conference on Medicine Meets Virtual Reality, MMVR 2007 - Long Beach, CA, United States
Duration: 6 Feb 20079 Feb 2007


  • haptic authoring
  • haptic rendering
  • medical illustration
  • teaching
  • virtual surgery training


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