Hutchins M, O'Leary S, Stevenson D, Gunn C, Krumpholz A. A networked haptic virtual environment for teaching temporal bone surgery. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2005; 111:204-7

PMID: 15718728


This paper describes a computer system for teaching temporal bone surgery using networked haptic work benches. The system enables an instructor and student to collaboratively explore and drill a volumetric bone model including significant anatomical features. Subjective evaluations by otologists have been favourable, and experimental trials are planned.