Technical Brief

Tool Tracking in a Laparoscopic Virtual Reality Training System1

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Mohsen Zahiri, Carl A. Nelson

Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering,
University of Nebraska-Lincoln,
Lincoln, NE 68588

Ryan Booton

College of Public Health,
University of Nebraska Medical Center,
Omaha, NE 68198

Ka-Chun Siu

School of Allied Health Professions,
University of Nebraska Medical Center,
Omaha, NE 68198

Accepted and presented at the Design of Medical Devices Conference (DMD2014), Minneapolis, MN, April 7–10, 2014.

Manuscript received February 21, 2014; final manuscript received March 3, 2014; published online April 28, 2014. Editor: Arthur G. Erdman.

J. Med. Devices 8(2), 020944 (Apr 28, 2014) (2 pages) Paper No: MED-14-1093; doi: 10.1115/1.4027051 History: Received February 21, 2014; Revised March 03, 2014

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Four colored markers mounted on the surgical tool

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The 3D position of the object

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Virtual training environment: peg transfer task

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Virtual training environment: hoop/coil task

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Fig. 5

Prototype of laparoscopic training system with cameras



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