A development of an epiduroscopy training simulator based on spatial cognition learning

Seong Wook Jang1, Junho Ko2, Yu Jin Choi3, Yoon Sang Kim4

1, 3, 4Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Korea University of Technology and Education, Cheonan, Republic of Korea

2, 4Institute for Bioengineering Application Technology, Korea University of Technology and Education, Cheonan, Republic of Korea

4Corresponding author

E-mail: 1elderlord@koreatech.ac.kr, 2lich126@koreatech.ac.kr, 3ekgkrha@koreatech.ac.kr, 4yoonsang@koreatech.ac.kr

Received 8 September 2017; accepted 19 September 2017

DOI https://doi.org/10.21595/vp.2017.19166


Abstract. An epiduroscopy is an effective minimally invasive surgery (MIS) used for chronic lumbago and lumbar disc herniation. As such an endoscopy is hard to learn high-level surgical skills, efficient surgical training method or system is required. Therefore, this paper proposed an epiduroscopy training simulator based on spatial cognition learning. The proposed training simulator provided four scenarios for catheter manipulation training, and it provides quantitative training results based on various measured data (completion time, number of violation and surgical instrument trajectory).

Keywords: spatial cognition learning, epiduroscopy, surgical simulator, training simulator.


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Cite this article

Jang Seong Wook, Ko Junho, Choi Yu Jin, Kim Yoon Sang A development of an epiduroscopy training simulator based on spatial cognition learning. Vibroengineering PROCEDIA, Vol. 14, 2017, p. 250‑255.


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