Virtual touch helps keyhole surgeons17th August 2011
A study by Leeds University has combined computer virtualisation with a device that simulates pressure on a surgeon’s hand when touching human tissue remotely.
The tactile feedback technology could give keyhole surgeons a virtual sense of “feeling” tumours while operating and could enable a medic to handle a tumour robotically and judge if it is malignant or benign. Cancer specialists hope the new system will help to improve future treatment although experts acknowledged that the work is still a long way from full medical use.
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Title: Virtual touch helps keyhole surgeons
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 19478
Date Added: 17th Aug 2011