Imageless navigation systems (INS) in orthopaedics have been used to improve the outcomes of several orthopaedic procedures such as total hip replacement [1, 2]. However, the increased surgical times and the associate learning curve discourage surgeons from using navigation systems in their theatres . This paper presents a Mixed Reality (MR) simulator that helps surgeons acquire the infrared based navigation skills before performing it in reality. A group of 7 hip surgeons tried the application, expressing their satisfaction with all the features and confirmed that the simulator represents a cheaper and faster option to train surgeons in the use of INS than the current learning methods.
- Imageless navigation
- Augmented reality
- Mixed reality
- Machine vision
- Surgical training
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Plane that divides the body into front and back sections.
Plane that divides the body into left and right sections.
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Aguilera-Canon, M.C., Wainwright, T., Yang, X., Nait-Charif, H. (2019). Mixed Reality-Based Simulator for Training on Imageless Navigation Skills in Total Hip Replacement Procedures. In: El Rhalibi, A., Pan, Z., Jin, H., Ding, D., Navarro-Newball, A., Wang, Y. (eds) E-Learning and Games. Edutainment 2018. Lecture Notes in Computer Science(), vol 11462. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-23712-7_5
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