Design and Development of a Haptic Dental Training System - hapTEL

  • Brian Tse
  • William Harwin
  • Alastair Barrow
  • Barry Quinn
  • Jonathan San Diego
  • Margaret Cox
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6192)

Abstract

This paper presents a novel design of a virtual dental training system (hapTEL) using haptic technology. The system allows dental students to learn and practice procedures such as dental drilling, caries removal and cavity preparation for tooth restoration. This paper focuses on the hardware design, development and evaluation aspects in relation to the dental training and educational requirements. Detailed discussions on how the system offers dental students a natural operational position are documented. An innovative design of measuring and connecting the dental tools to the haptic device is also shown. Evaluation of the impact on teaching and learning is discussed.

Keywords

Haptic Haptic Dental Training Evaluation of haptic system Technology-enhanced learning Virtual Reality 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Brian Tse
    • 1
  • William Harwin
    • 1
  • Alastair Barrow
    • 1
  • Barry Quinn
    • 2
  • Jonathan San Diego
    • 3
  • Margaret Cox
    • 3
  1. 1.School of Systems EngineeringUniversity of ReadingBerkshireU.K.
  2. 2.Dental Polyclinic, St Thomas’ HospitalKing’s College LondonLondon
  3. 3.Dental InstituteRoom 18.1, Guy’s Hospital, Tower Wing, King’s College LondonLondonU.K.

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