Plug-and-play tool handles for laparoscopic surgery simulators

Suleiman Banihani, Max Dutkin, Syed Ali, Venkata Sreekanth Arikatla, Ganesh Sankaranarayanan, Suvranu De

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

1 Scopus citations


With ever growing attention of medical community on the usage of surgical simulators as effective training means, development of robust and costeffective haptic tool interfaces is very much necessary. We have developed such tool interfaces that can be easily plugged to PHANTOM® Omni™ Besides simulating actual tools in operating room, they are cost-effective and are easy to build.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMedicine Meets Virtual Reality 17 - NextMed
Subtitle of host publicationDesign for/the Well Being
PublisherIOS Press
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)9781586039646
StatePublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event17th Annual MMVR Conference - NextMed: Design for/the Well Being, MMVR17 2009 - Long Beach, CA, United States
Duration: Jan 19 2009Jan 22 2009

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365


Other17th Annual MMVR Conference - NextMed: Design for/the Well Being, MMVR17 2009
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLong Beach, CA


  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Surgical simulators
  • Tool interface

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management


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