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Haptic Device for a Ventricular Shunt Insertion Simulator


B. Panchaphongsaphak, Diego Stutzer, Etienne Schwyter, René-Ludwig Bernays, R. Riener

Annual Medicine Meets Virtual Reality Conference

In this paper we propose a new one-degree-of-freedom haptic device that can be used to simulate ventricular shunt insertion procedures. The device is used together with the BRAINTRAIN training simulator developed for neuroscience education, neurological data visualization and surgical planning. The design of the haptic device is based on a push-pull cable concept. The rendered forces produced by a linear motor connected at one end of the cable are transferred to the user via a sliding mechanism at the end-effector located at the other end of the cable. The end-effector provides the range of movement up to 12 cm. The force is controlled by an open-loop impedance algorithm and can become up to 15 N.


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@InProceedings { PanEtal:2006:IFA_2369,
    author={B. Panchaphongsaphak and Diego Stutzer and Etienne Schwyter and Ren{\'e}-Ludwig Bernays and R. Riener},
    title={{Haptic Device for a Ventricular Shunt Insertion Simulator}},
    booktitle={Annual Medicine Meets Virtual Reality Conference},
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