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Laparoscopic surgery training simulator

"An ethical aim should be a priority : Never on the patient for thefirst time".

This sentence is extracted from a January 2012 report of the French National Authority for Health focused on the current medical staff training stakes. However, real time simulation of a full surgical operation remains a challenge with still many scientific issues to overcome.

As part of the Passport european project, we've developped a software that implements a virtual patient simulation. An haptic interface with force feedback allows real time interactions improved by the  actual perception of contacts with the simulated organs.

Keywords: Software learning Simulation Surgery Haptic