Technical Brief

Designing an Affordable Wire Navigation Surgical Simulator1

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Steven Long, Donald D. Anderson

Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation,
2181 Westlawn,
The University of Iowa,
Iowa City, IA 52242

Geb W. Thomas

Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering,
2404 Seamans Center for the Engineering
Arts and Sciences,
The University of Iowa,
Iowa City, IA 52242

DOI: 10.1115/1.4033799Manuscript received March 1, 2016; final manuscript received March 17, 2016; published online August 1, 2016. Editor: William Durfee.

J. Med. Devices 10(3), 030921 (Aug 01, 2016) (2 pages) Paper No: MED-16-1110; doi: 10.1115/1.4033799 History: Received March 01, 2016; Revised March 17, 2016

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Topics: Wire , Design , Surgery , Navigation
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Grahic Jump Location
Fig. 1

The simulator prototype is shown here. A skinlike sleeve surrounds the surrogate femur to occlude the geometry of the femur from the resident. The Raspberry Pi camera and mirrors are hidden from the user beneath an acrylic surface.

Grahic Jump Location
Fig. 2

A flow of the pattern-matching sequence

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Fig. 3

An artificial X-ray displays the wire in bone. Both anterior–posterior (a) and lateral (b) images are available.



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