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A virtual environment for esophageal intubation training.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15458090     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Esophageal intubations are performed for urgent airway control in injured patients. Current methods of training include working on cadavers and mannequins, which lack the realism of a living human being. Work in this field has been limited due to the complex nature of simulating in real-time the interactive forces and deformations which occur during an actual patient intubation. This study addressed the issue of intubation training in an attempt to bridge the gap between actual and virtual patient scenarios. The two haptic devices along with the real-time performance of the simulator give it both visual and physical realism. The three dimensional viewing and interaction available through virtual reality make it possible for physicians, pre-hospital personnel and students to practice many esophageal intubations without ever touching a patient. The ability for a medical professional to practice a procedure multiple times prior to performing it on a patient will both enhance the skill of the individual while reducing the risk to the patient.
T Kesavadas; Dhananjay Joshi; James Mayrose; Kevin Chugh
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Studies in health technology and informatics     Volume:  85     ISSN:  0926-9630     ISO Abbreviation:  Stud Health Technol Inform     Publication Date:  2002  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-10-01     Completed Date:  2004-11-02     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9214582     Medline TA:  Stud Health Technol Inform     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  221-7     Citation Subset:  T    
Virtual Reality Lab, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY 14260, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Computer Simulation*
Imaging, Three-Dimensional*
Intubation, Intratracheal*
Models, Anatomic*
User-Computer Interface*

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