Design of a Multimodal VR Platform for the Training of Surgery Skills

  • Florian Gosselin
  • Fabien Ferlay
  • Sylvain Bouchigny
  • Christine Mégard
  • Farid Taha
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6192)


There are many ways by which we can learn new skills. For sensory motor skills, repeated practice (often under supervision and guidance of an expert mentor) is required in order to progressively understand the consequences of our actions, adapt our behavior and develop optimal perception-action loops needed to intuitively and efficiently perform the task. VR multimodal platforms, if adequately designed, can offer an alternative to real environments therefore. Indeed they present interesting features: controlled environment, measure of the user’s performance, display of quantitative feedback. This paper presents such a platform that was developed for surgery skills training.


multimodal platform training skills haptics surgery 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Florian Gosselin
    • 1
  • Fabien Ferlay
    • 2
  • Sylvain Bouchigny
    • 2
  • Christine Mégard
    • 2
  • Farid Taha
    • 3
  1. 1.CEA, LIST, Interactive Robotics LaboratoryFontenay aux RosesFrance
  2. 2.CEA, LIST, Sensory and Ambient Interfaces LaboratoryFontenay aux RosesFrance
  3. 3.Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Place Victor PauchetAmiens University HospitalAmiensFrance

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