Incorporating haptic and olfactory into surgical simulation

Osama Halabi, Fatma Al-Mesaifri, Mariam Al-Ansari, Roqaya Al-Shaabi, Hichem Barki, Sebti Foufou

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Abstract

Recently, surgical simulation is a widely used method to train surgeons on specific surgeries due to the fact that it helps reducing surgical errors. Available surgical simulations lack realism since they only incorporate one or two senses which are vision and hap tic. This paper proposes a novel multimode interactive surgical simulator that incorporates hap tic, olfactory, as well as traditional vision feedback. A scent diffuser was created and developed to interact with the simulation, in order to produce odors when errors took place. Phantom hap tic device was used to provide the sense of touch to the user. Our system has been tested and evaluated and the results show that incorporating more senses to the simulation enhances the performance of the user. This is due to the fact that using olfaction sensation increases the remembrance of the trainee.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2013 International Conference on Cyberworlds, CW 2013
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages52-55
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781479922451
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013
Event2013 International Conference on Cyberworlds, CW 2013 - Yokohama, Japan
Duration: Oct 21 2013Oct 23 2013

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2013 International Conference on Cyberworlds, CW 2013

Other

Other2013 International Conference on Cyberworlds, CW 2013
CountryJapan
CityYokohama
Period10/21/1310/23/13

Keywords

  • Haptic
  • Mulitmodal interaction
  • Olfactory
  • Surgical simulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications

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