Haptic Virtual Reality Simulator to Promote and Measure Haptic Differentiation Skill

Publication Type:

Conference Proceedings


M. Vankipuram, A. McLaren, L. Kauvar, S. Panchanathan, K. Kahol


Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Trauma Association (OTA), Boston, Massachusetts (2007)


Simulators are an expected part of training in other professions but are not yet established in Orthopaedic Trauma. Drilling is a basic surgical skill that must be acquired by all orthopaedic surgeons and was felt to be a relatively uncomplicated skill to begin development of a motor skills simulator. The goal of this project was to develop a virtual drilling simulator that can be used for orthopaedic motor skills training.


Mithra Vankipuram

Mithra Vankipuram

Master's Student Research

Dr. Sethuraman "Panch" Panchanathan

Dr. Sethuraman "Panch" Panchanathan

Director, National Science Foundation