3DUI Electronic Syringe for Neonate Central Venous Access Procedure Simulation

  • Gerardo Tibamoso
  • Sergio Medina-Papagayo
  • Lizeth Vega-Medina
  • Byron Perez-GutierrezEmail author
  • Alvaro Uribe-Quevedo
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9740)


The central venous access is a highly complex medical procedure, which consists of accessing a central vein (e.g., femoral vein, jugular vein or the umbilicus) to deliver different drugs, anesthesia, fluids or treatments to the patient. This procedure requires a high degree of expertise and its malpractice can result in severe consequences for the patient leading to possible pneumothorax, hemothorax and even death, among many other health risks. In neonates, the procedure is even more challenging because of the anatomical features. The lack of training tools requires trainees to transfer knowledge from adult venous access to the neonate; therefore, it is highly necessary to create training tools for specialists. In this paper, the development of an interactive simulation system for practicing the needle insertion in the internal jugular vein in neonates is presented. A real model of a syringe coupled with inertial sensors was built to permit the interaction between the user and a neonate virtual model displayed on a touch screen. This system has been evaluated by users, who expressed great potential in this interactive simulation for training.


Central venous access Haptic Syringe Inertial measurement unit 



This project was supported by the Research Division of Nueva Granada Mil. University through grant IMP ING 1776.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gerardo Tibamoso
    • 1
  • Sergio Medina-Papagayo
    • 1
  • Lizeth Vega-Medina
    • 1
  • Byron Perez-Gutierrez
    • 1
    Email author
  • Alvaro Uribe-Quevedo
    • 1
  1. 1.VR CenterNueva Granada Military UniversityBogotaColombia

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