Accession Number:

ADA355314

Title:

ENT Surgical Simulator.

Descriptive Note:

Midterm rept. 15 Aug 95-15 Oct 97

Corporate Author:

LOCKHEED MARTIN TACTICAL DEFENSE SYSTEMS AKRON OH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1997-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

172.0

Abstract:

During the course of this cooperative agreement, the research team built a real-time, man-in-the-loop, sinus surgery simulator. The simulator underwent months of evaluation. Preliminary formative evaluation results yielded suggestions for simulator enhancement. Where possible, the team implemented those suggestions. More rigorous summative evaluation efforts measure and document a statistically significant correlation between simulator scores and endoscopic surgical experience. This research is an important step in the technological evolution of surgical simulation in the virtual reality training environment. It coincides with the Armys quest for training that maximizes the use of emerging technologies in computer simulation, and virtual reality.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies
  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE