Engineering requirements for a haptic simulator for knee arthroscopy training

Aleksandar Zivanovic, Edward Dibble, Brian Davies, Louise Moody, Alan Waterworth

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This paper describes the initial development of an innovative haptic device that will be integrated into an existing virtual reality training system for knee arthroscopy. The resulting system will be called WISHKATS (Warwick, Imperial, Sheffield Knee Arthroscopy Training System). This haptic device will enable the trainee to feel realistic forces on the probing tool and will work together with software, which will simulate tissue deformation. The proposed haptic system is a compact, multi-degree of freedom, motorised mechanism with force sensors, and will be used to simulate the diagnostic aspects of knee arthroscopy. There are a number of problems associated with the development of a suitable haptic system and this paper explores the engineering requirements of such a device.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMedicine Meets Virtual Reality 11
Subtitle of host publicationNextMed: Health Horizon
EditorsJames D. Westwood, Helene M. Hoffman, Greg T. Mogel, Roger Phillips, Richard A. Robb, Don Stredney
PublisherIOS Press
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-60750-938-7
ISBN (Print)1586033204, 9781586033200
Publication statusPublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes
EventAnnual Medicine Meets Virtual Reality Conference - Newport Beach, CA, United States
Duration: 22 Jan 200325 Jan 2003
Conference number: 11

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
PublisherIOS Press
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365


ConferenceAnnual Medicine Meets Virtual Reality Conference
Abbreviated titleMMVR 2003
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNewport Beach, CA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management


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