Agus M, Giachetti A, Gobbetti E, Zanetti G, Zorcolo A, Picasso B, Sellari Franceschini S. A haptic model of a bone-cutting burr. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2003;94:4-10

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We describe a strategy for collecting experimental data and validating a bone-burr haptic contact model developed in a virtual surgical training system for middle ear surgery. The validation strategy is based on the analysis of data acquired during virtual and real burring sessions. Our approach involves intensive testing of the surgical simulator by expert surgeons and trainees as well as experimental data acquisition in a controlled environment.