Summary Graphics for Interpreting Virtual Reality Simulator Surgical Performance

Gregory Ruthenbeck, Laura Diment, Nuwan Dharmawardana, Andrew Carney, Karen Reynolds

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Virtual reality surgical simulations provide a unique opportunity to evaluate surgical skills. Here we describe a new method for visualizing simulator interactions in a way that promises to simplify performance evaluation and facilitate the development of new and improved performance metrics, especially those based on motion analyses. The new Summary Graphics are discussed in the context of a haptic virtual reality volumetric tissue removal task. The motions used during the task, together with the rate ofvolumetric tissue removal are clearly depicted in these graphics, thus providing a strong basis for the development of more informative and robust performance metrics.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventSimHealth 2015/SimTecT 2015 - Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide, Australia
Duration: 17 Aug 201521 Aug 2015


ConferenceSimHealth 2015/SimTecT 2015
OtherThis years’ conference has a strong potential to excite your mind and make you discover new challenges and solutions. SimTecT 2015 explores the theme “INTERFACES AND POTENTIALITIES”, with papers addressing a range of simulation challenges through different scientific perspectives, I think you will enjoy the SimTecT program, as well as the many shared sessions with the SimHealth program with guest speakers covering simulation challenges through both conferences.


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