A survey of simulators for palpation training

Y Zhang, R Phillips, J Ward, S Pisharody

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    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationMedicine Meets Virtual Reality 17
    EditorsJ D Westwood, S W Westwood, Randy S Haluck, Helene M Hoffman, Greg T Mogel, R Philips, Richard A Robb, K G Vosburgh
    Place of PublicationAmsterdam, United States
    PublisherIOS Press
    Pages444 - 446
    Number of pages3
    ISBN (Electronic)9781607504023
    ISBN (Print)9781586039646
    Publication statusPublished - Jan 2009

    Publication series

    NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
    PublisherIOS Press


    • palpation
    • simulators
    • training


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