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OBJECTIVE To test whether basic skills acquired on a virtual endoscopic surgery simulator are transferable from virtual reality to physical reality in a comparable training setting. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA For surgical training in laparoscopic surgery, new training methods have to be developed that allow surgeons to first practice in a simulated setting(More)
Surgical training systems based on virtual reality (VR) and simulation techniques for tissue deformation may represent a more cost-e!ective and e$cient alternative to traditional training methods. Additionally, VR is a technology that can teach surgeons new procedures and can determine their level of competence before they operate on patients. At(More)
In the so-called rubber hand illusion, synchronous visuotactile stimulation of a visible rubber hand together with one's own hidden hand elicits ownership experiences for the artificial limb. Recently, advanced virtual reality setups were developed to induce a virtual hand illusion (VHI). Here, we present functional imaging data from a sample of 25 healthy(More)
Force feedback increases the effectiveness of virtual-reality surgery training systems. An overview of the fundamentals of applying force feedback is presented. An impedance control technique and data processing methods for stability preservation are illustrated. A flexible interface for general force-feedback applications has been developed. This interface(More)
We present a full featured surgery simulator for endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV) in an interactive grid environment. The basic ventriculostomy simulator introduced previously has been extended with new 3D models and animation methods for raising the simulation realism. It enables full haptic interaction with textured deformable models of a(More)
— This paper introduces a virtual arthroscopy training simulator as a beneficial tool for partial meniscectomy procedure. The modeling methods of virtual environment, haptic interface establishment, and the system integration are described in detail. With the combination of interactive visual and haptic feedback, the simulator is designed to aid surgeons in(More)
Surgical training systems based on virtual reality (VR) and simulation techniques may represent a more cost effective and efficient alternative to traditional training methods. Additionally, VR is a technology that can teach surgeons new procedures and can determine their level of competence before they operate on patients. At Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe, a(More)
In order to understand the dependencies in the power system we try to derive state information by combining high-rate voltage time series captures at different locations together with data analysis at different scales. This may enable large-scale simulation and modeling of the grid. Data captured by our recently introduced Electrical Data Recorders (EDR)(More)