Mixed-Reality Simulation of Minimally Invasive Surgeries

  title={Mixed-Reality Simulation of Minimally Invasive Surgeries},
  author={Gerard Lacey and Donncha Ryan and Derek Cassidy and Derek Young},
  journal={IEEE MultiMedia},
Our mixed-reality platform helps train surgeons in minimally invasive surgery and objectively assesses their performance. The platform uses multicamera stereo inside a patient manikin to measure the 3D positions of unmodified surgical instruments. It uses this information to drive a mixed-reality, computer-mediated learning system and provide objective measures of surgical skill.