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.