Surgical training using haptics over long internet distances

Chris Gunn, Matthew Hutchins, Matt Adcock, Rhys Hawkins

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionpeer-review

7 Citations (Scopus)


This paper describes a collaborative surgical training prototype using haptics, which has been able to operate across the world. It allows two users to collaboratively manipulate a simulation of pliable human body organs, as well as guide each other's 'hands' over 22,000 km of internet connection. It uses a force impulse collection mechanism feeding haptics data to a single physics server program. The server runs a 'pseudo' physics model that is resilient to latency.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMedicine Meets Virtual Reality 12 - Building a Better You
Subtitle of host publicationThe Next Tools for Medical Education, Diagnosis and Care
PublisherIOS Press
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)1586034049, 9781586034047
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes
Event4th Medicine Meets Virtual Reality Proceedings 1996, MMVR 1996 - Newport Beach, CA, United States
Duration: 15 Jan 200416 Jan 2004

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365


Conference4th Medicine Meets Virtual Reality Proceedings 1996, MMVR 1996
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNewport Beach, CA


Dive into the research topics of 'Surgical training using haptics over long internet distances'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this