A Natural Interaction VR Environment for Surgical Instrumentation Training

  • Adalberto LopesEmail author
  • Antônio Harger
  • Felipe Breyer
  • Judith Kelner
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10289)


This paper details the process of prototyping a Surgical Instrumentation Simulator using Virtual Reality and a gesture-based natural interaction. Our prototype used a cost-efficient mobile headset along with a telephone screen for a stereoscopic display, thus creating a low-cost. We applied an iterative approach to our prototyping process, and user testing included both students and professionals from the Health field. Results showed proposed interactions techniques as satisfactory according to users. In addition, the low-cost hardware choice proved sufficient in quality to support an immersive experience.


Interaction design HMD Natural user interfaces 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Adalberto Lopes
    • 1
    Email author
  • Antônio Harger
    • 1
  • Felipe Breyer
    • 2
  • Judith Kelner
    • 1
  1. 1.Universidade Federal de PernambucoRecifeBrazil
  2. 2.Instituto Federal de PernambucoRecifeBrazil

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