Title

Haptic modelling of cochlear implantation

RIS ID

77935

Publication Details

Todd, C. & Naghdy, F. 2012, 'Haptic modelling of cochlear implantation', International Journal of Biomedical Engineering and Technology, vol. 8, no. 4, pp. 375-394.

Abstract

A surgical simulator with real-time tactile perception is produced to replicate cochlear implantation. Visual and force feedback are provided during electrode insertion into a virtual 3D model of the human Scala Tympani (ST). The haptic representation is based on real-world, physical data. Force profiles are compared with experimental insertion studies for system validation. This system is the first of its kind to offer haptic modelling and force quantification during real-time insertion of a virtual Cochlear Implant (CI). The methods presented may be applied to other medical procedures where visual feedback is precluded, to enhance tactile perception and medical instruction.

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Link to publisher version (DOI)

http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJBET.2012.046962