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Portable Laparoscopic Training System Using Virtual Reality

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Carl A. Nelson

Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering,
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Ka-Chun Siu

School of Allied Health Professions,
University of Nebraska Medical Center

Manuscript received March 15, 2013; final manuscript received April 25, 2013; published online June 12, 2013. Editor: Arthur G. Erdman.

J. Med. Devices 7(2), 020922 (Jun 12, 2013) (2 pages) Paper No: MED-13-1079; doi: 10.1115/1.4024330 History: Received March 15, 2013; Revised April 25, 2013

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Fig. 1

Tool workspace layout (typical port spacing shown)

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Fig. 2

Camera coverage of the tool workspace (typical port spacing shown)

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Fig. 3

Stowed configuration

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Fig. 4

Gimbal joint assembly.

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Fig. 5

Prototype of laparoscopic training system with cameras (extreme port spacing); inset shows markers for tracking




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