Pierre Thorel

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The quality of ultrasound based diagnosis highly depends on the operator’s skills. Some healthcare centres may not have the required medical experts on hand when needed and therefore may not benefit from highly specialized ultrasound examinations. The aim of this project is to provide a reliable solution in order to perform expert ultrasound examinations in(More)
Having a haptic virtual environment for tele-echography will enable the medical expert with faster adaptation and especially facilitated immersion in what we could call a "virtual echographic examination cabinet". The innovation of this haptic control is to preserve medical expert proprioception and gesture feelings, which provide the users with indications(More)
Emergency Department, Grenoble University Hospital (South), Grenoble, France TIMC Laboratory, Grenoble, France Clinical Investigation Centre, Grenoble University Hospital, France Vascular Medicine Department, Brest Hospital, France Radiology Department, Grenoble University Hospital (North) Technological Innovation Centre (CIT), Grenoble University Hospital(More)
This paper presents a master-slave system applied to the remote diagnosis from echographic data. The motion of the master manipulator is remotely controlled by a physician and reproduced by a slave robot carrying the echographic probe. The contact force between the probe and the patient is fed back to operator allowing him to have a haptic virtual(More)
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