Artificial muscles for a novel simulator in minimally invasive spine surgery

  title={Artificial muscles for a novel simulator in minimally invasive spine surgery},
  author={Marianne Hollensteiner and David Fuerst and Andreas Schrempf},
  journal={2014 36th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society},
Vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty are commonly used minimally invasive methods to treat vertebral compression fractures. Novice surgeons gather surgical skills in different ways, mainly by “learning by doing” or training on models, specimens or simulators. Currently, a new training modality, an augmented reality simulator for minimally invasive spine surgeries, is going to be developed. An important step in investigating this simulator is the accurate establishment of artificial tissues… CONTINUE READING


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