ENT Simulation - Voxel-Man
The VOXEL-MAN ENT system includes the modules VOXEL-MAN Tempo for ear surgery, VOXEL-MAN Sinus for endoscopic sinus surgery and VOXEL-MAN My Cases, which allows you to create your own training cases from CT images.
VOXEL-MAN simulators are based on a combination of medical image computing, virtual reality and robotics. The patient is modelled inside a computer based on real CT data and displayed three-dimensionally on the screen.
The surgical instruments are controlled using haptic real-time feedback devices, so that any contact between the virtual instruments and patient is directly perceptible. For example, small bumps can be sensed very accurately and worked on by changing pressure on the instrument. With simulated bleeding and a suction, two-handed work can be practiced.
The representations of the surgical site and instruments are also complemented by vibrations and simulated drilling noise to create as realistic an environment as possible.