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Designing an accurate and customizable epiduralanesthesia haptic simulator

Abstract : Epidural anesthesia, despite being a relatively common medical procedure, remains quite demanding in terms of skills as it is mostly blind and thus heavily reliant on the haptic sensations. Although some training support solutions exist, anesthetists consider them mostly inefficient or impractical. A few attempts at creating a simulator for this particular procedure exist but each one lacks one of the important requirements of the procedure. This article introduces a haptic simulator featuring a more complete and realistic simulation of the procedure than we could observe in existing simulators. The simulator is composed of a generic electrical haptic interface coupled with a pneumatic cylinder.
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Thibault Senac, Arnaud Lelevé, Richard Moreau, Laurent Krähenbühl, Florent Sigwalt, et al.. Designing an accurate and customizable epiduralanesthesia haptic simulator. 2019 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), IEEE, May 2019, Montreal, Canada. ⟨10.1109/ICRA.2019.8794199⟩. ⟨hal-02170879⟩

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