Mechatronic Prototype for Rigid Endoscopy Simulation

  • Byron Pérez-Gutiérrez
  • Camilo Ariza-Zambrano
  • Juan Camilo Hernández
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6774)


Haptic systems include hardware and software components for providing programmable sensations of mechanical nature, such as those related to the sense of touch. This article covers the mechatronic design of a rigid endonasal endoscopy simulator that allows the user to feel force feedback collisions with the anatomical structures during navigation in a virtual environment. The mechatronic system design provides tactile feedback information with three degrees of freedom to the user based on an open loop implemented control. The tests were performed on a computational prototype that allows the visualization of medical image volumes and navigation with collision detection system.


Haptic Virtual Reality Virtual Endoscopy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Byron Pérez-Gutiérrez
    • 1
  • Camilo Ariza-Zambrano
    • 1
  • Juan Camilo Hernández
    • 1
  1. 1.Virtual Reality Center – Davinci Research GroupNueva Granada Military UniversityBogotáColombia

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