Palpation is a widely used diagnostic method in medical practice. The sensitivity of palpation is highly dependent upon the skill of clinicians, which is often difficult to master. There is a need of simulators in palpation training. This paper summarizes important work and the latest achievements in simulation for palpation training. Three types of simulators; physical models, Virtual Reality (VR) based simulations, and hybrid (computerized and physical) simulators, are surveyed. Comparisons among different kinds of simulators are presented.
|Title of host publication||Medicine Meets Virtual Reality 17|
|Editors||J D Westwood, S W Westwood, Randy S Haluck, Helene M Hoffman, Greg T Mogel, R Philips, Richard A Robb, K G Vosburgh|
|Place of Publication||Amsterdam, United States|
|Pages||444 - 446|
|Number of pages||3|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 2009|
|Name||Studies in Health Technology and Informatics|