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Condino S, Viglialoro R M, Fani S et al. (2016) Tactile Augmented Reality for Arteries Palpation in Open Surgery Training. In: Medical Imaging and Augmented Reality. MIAR 2016. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 9805. Springer, Cham

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Abstract: Palpation is an essential step of several open surgical procedures for locating arteries by arterial pulse detection. In this context, surgical simulation would ideally provide realistic haptic sensations to the operator. This paper presents a proof of concept implementation of tactile augmented reality for open-surgery training. The system is based on the integration of a wearable tactile device into an augmented physical simulator which allows the real time tracking of artery reproductions and the user finger and provides pulse feedback during palpation. Preliminary qualitative test showed a general consensus among surgeons regarding the realism of the arterial pulse feedback and the usefulness of tactile augmented reality in open-surgery simulators.

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