Augmented optometry training simulator with multi-point haptics

Wei, Lei, Najdovski, Zoran, Abdelrahman, Wael, Nahavandi, Saeid and Weisinger, Harrison 2012, Augmented optometry training simulator with multi-point haptics, in SMC 2012 : Proceedings of the 2012 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, IEEE Computer Society, Los Alamitos, Calif., pp. 2991-2997, doi: 10.1109/ICSMC.2012.6378250.

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Title Augmented optometry training simulator with multi-point haptics
Author(s) Wei, LeiORCID iD for Wei, Lei
Najdovski, ZoranORCID iD for Najdovski, Zoran
Abdelrahman, Wael
Nahavandi, SaeidORCID iD for Nahavandi, Saeid
Weisinger, Harrison
Conference name IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (2012 : Seoul, South Korea)
Conference location Seoul, South Korea
Conference dates 14-17 Oct. 2012
Title of proceedings SMC 2012 : Proceedings of the 2012 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics
Editor(s) [Unknown]
Publication date 2012
Conference series IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics
Start page 2991
End page 2997
Total pages 7
Publisher IEEE Computer Society
Place of publication Los Alamitos, Calif.
Keyword(s) haptic
optometry simulation
haptic, augmented reality
foreign body removal
Summary Training of optometrists is traditionally achieved under close supervision of peers and superiors. With the rapid advancement in technology, medical procedures are performed more efficiently and effectively, resulting in faster recovery times and less trauma to the patient. However, application of this technology has made it difficult to effectively demonstrate and teach these manual skills as the education is now a combination of not only the medical procedure but also the use of the technology. In this paper we propose to increase the training capabilities of optometry students through haptically-enabled single-point and multi-point training tools as well as augmented reality techniques. Haptics technology allows a human to touch and feel virtual computer models as though they are real. Through physical connection to the operator, haptic devices are considered to be personal robots that are capable of improving the human-computer interaction with a virtual environment. These devices have played an increasing role in developing expertise, reducing instances of medical error and reducing training costs. A haptically-enabled virtual training environment, integrated with an optometry slit lamp instrument can be used to teach cognitive and manual skills while the system tracks the performance of each individual. These interactions would ideally replicate every aspect of the real procedure, consequently preparing the trainee for every possible scenario, without risking the health of a real patient.
ISBN 9781467317146
Language eng
DOI 10.1109/ICSMC.2012.6378250
Field of Research 080602 Computer-Human Interaction
Socio Economic Objective 930599 Education and Training Systems not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
HERDC collection year 2012
Copyright notice ©2012, IEEE
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