Accession Number:

ADA622482

Title:

Development of an Ocular and Craniofacial Trauma Treatment Training System

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept. 11 Jul 2012-10 Jul 2013

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL BOSTON

Report Date:

2013-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

86.0

Abstract:

A novel simulator of ocular and facial trauma is being developed to support the training and skills maintenance of eye surgeons and first responders who are likely to face injuries to the face and eyes. It combines physical anatomical modules with instrument tracking sensors and a data acquisition, scoring and feedback system. During the second year of the program, the standalone version of the simulator reached a nearly complete state, with a new physical structure, upgraded surgical instrument interfaces, an augmented reality surgical microscope, and substantial improvements to the software architecture. The software includes revised content for teaching eyelid laceration repair, includes state machine structure for detecting surgical gestures and evaluating progress through the training scenario. The system was demoed again at the annual USUHS ocular trauma course, at which performance data from an additional cohort of participants was collected. A commercial mannequin-based simulator was acquired and modifications of software and hardware have begun to attach an eyeface trauma head to the mannequin for medic training. Posters and oral presentations about the system have been given in local and national conferencesworkshops. Options for commercialization continue to be investigated.

Subject Categories:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Biomedical Instrumentation and Bioengineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE