IISc team cre­ates low cost en­doscopy sim­u­la­tor

BioSpectrum (India) - - SCIENCE NEWS -

A group of sci­en­tists at the In­dian In­sti­tute of Sci­ence (IISc), Ben­galuru has de­vel­oped a low cost sim­u­la­tor for en­doscopy, a med­i­cal pro­ce­dure to ex­am­ine the in­te­rior of a body by in­sert­ing a tube with an at­tached cam­era. The ob­jec­tive of the sim­u­la­tor called En­doMimyk is to train clin­i­cians with graphic vi­su­al­iza­tion. Such a sim­u­la­tor can help bridge the spa­tial and tem­po­ral gap be­tween the pa­tient and the doc­tor and is use­ful in re­mote med­i­cal di­ag­no­sis and treat­ment. En­doMimyk is not the first such sim­u­la­tor avail­able. But the one de­vel­oped by the IISc group is a novel sys­tem con­sist­ing of a hap­tic in­ter­face, VR models and in­stru­mented tools. Ac­cord­ing to the re­searchers, hap­tics is a fast emerg­ing tech­nol­ogy that of­fers im­mer­sive­ness while in­ter­act­ing with vir­tual en­vi­ron­ments.

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