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Anibal Francone, Jason Mingyi Huang, Ji Ma, Tsu-Chin Tsao, Jacob Rosen, Jean-Pierre Hubschman; The Effect of Haptic Feedback on Efficiency and Safety During Preretinal Membrane Peeling Simulation. Trans. Vis. Sci. Tech. 2019;8(4):2. doi: 10.1167/tvst.8.4.2.
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We determine whether haptic feedback improves surgical performance and outcome during simulated a preretinal membrane peeling procedure.
A haptic-enabled virtual reality preretinal membrane peeling simulator was developed using a surgical cockpit with two multifinger haptic devices. Six subjects (three trained retina surgeons and three nonsurgeons) performed the preretinal membrane peeling surgical procedure using two modes of operation: visual and haptic feedback, and visual feedback only.
Task completion time, tool tip path trajectory, tool–retina collision force, and retinal damage were all reduced with haptic feedback used and compared to modes where haptic feedback was disabled.
Haptic feedback improves efficiency and safety during preretinal membrane peeling simulation.
These findings highlight the potential benefit of haptic feedback for improving performance and safety of vitreoretinal surgery.
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