Scientists at the University of
Nottingham have developed a virtual reality simulator that will
allow surgeons to practice the most delicate, life-saving
operations without ever touching a patient.
Medical simulators are not entirely new, but this is the first
simulator of its kind combining advanced computer graphics with
technology that will allow surgeons to 'feel' the patient as they
practice complicated brain surgery.
Developed by a multi-disciplinary team from the University's
Schools of Human Development, Mechanical, Materials and
Manufacturing Engineering and Computer Science the device could be
used to train surgeons to a higher level than can be achieved in
the operating theatre, making high risk surgery far safer for
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