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Laparoscopic surgery training simulator

Digital Trainers -

"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.


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Medical Simulation - Shacra project team - ©Inria Lille

Medical Simulation

The intergovernmental seminar in pictures


The intergovernmental seminar on digital sciences was held on Thursday, 28 February at the University of Cergy-Pontoise. The Inria Shacra research team (a joint team with the University of Lille 1*) offered a demonstration of medical simulation, in the presence of French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault, Geneviève Fioraso, French Minister of Higher Education and Research, and Fleur Pellerin, French Junior Minister for Small and Medium Enterprises, Innovation and the Digital Economy. The visiting ministers were given the opportunity to test the demonstration program.


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