MMVR 19 was a great event, mostly thanks to Jim D. Westwood, the soul of the event.
Prof. Satava was there, as always (he regularly does great overview talks at MMVR, similar to this one).
You can learn a lot from the full proceedings. Some more exciting topics:
- A Novel Surgical Robotic Platform based on Trans-Abdominal Active Magnetic Links
- Haptic Feedback in OP: Sense - Augmented Reality in Telemanipulated Robotic Surgery
- A Simulation Framework for Tool Tissue Interactions in Robotic Surgery
A Compact High-Definition Low-Cost Digital Stereoscopic Video Camera for Rapid Robotic Surgery Development Design and Implementation of an Improved Real-Time Tracking System for Navigation Surgery Using the Fusion of Optical and Inertial Tracking Methods
- Enhanced Tissue Interaction For Robotic Surgery Simulation
- Training System for NOTES and SPS Surgery Robot that Enables Spatiotemporal Retrospective Analysis of the Training Process
- An Optical Tracking System for a Microsurgical Training Simulator
- A 6 Degrees-of-Freedom Haptic Milling Simulator for Surgical Training of Vertebral Operations
- Step-Based Cognitive Virtual Surgery Simulation: An Innovative Approach to Surgical Education
- ToolTrackTM: A Compact, Low-Cost System for Measuring Surgical Tool Motion
- Haptic Handles for Robotic Surgery
- Personal low-cost ultra sound training systesm
- Development of the KineSys MedSim: A Novel Hands-Free Haptic Robot for Medical Simulation
- Design of a 4 DOF Laparoscopic Surgery Robot for Manipulation of Large Organs
- A Simple Master-Slave Control Mapping Setup to Learn Robot-Assisted Surgery Manipulation
- And a really cool poster about respitartion parameters
You can access the full proceedings here.
The exibition along MMVR was even more exciting.
NDI and Polhemus tracking companies, DARPA financed haptics and adaptive patient phantoms. Also a lower torso. Was deeply impressed by the work of SenseGraphics. You can explore their Hall of Fame here.
Stay tooned for the 20th MMVR in 2013!