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  • Development of a Haptic Training Simulation for the Administration of Dental Anaesthesia based upon Accurate Anatomical Data

Anderson, Paul, Poyade, Matthieu and Lysakowski, Anna, 2014, Conference or Workshop, Development of a Haptic Training Simulation for the Administration of Dental Anaesthesia based upon Accurate Anatomical Data at EuroVR2014, Bremen, Germany, 8-10 Dec 2014.

Abstract or Description:

In the dental curriculum, the initial administration of local anaesthesia injection on live patients is critical and students may experience a high degree of anxiety. Low self-confidence often caused by insufficient knowledge of anatomy has been repeatedly reported as one of the major causes. In this paper, we focus on the development of a haptic training system based upon an accurate anatomical model, which aims to encourage self-paced learning of the practical skills that are required in such procedures and to increase students’ self-confidence. We first present the workflow we have considered to develop an accurate anatomical model of the human head and neck and introduce a Virtual Reality-based application commissioned by NHS Education for Scotland to support the learning of the anatomy in a safe and repeatable manner. Finally, we describe the functionalities of the haptic training system and discuss further developments with regard to existing research outcomes.

Subjects: Other > Medicine and Dentistry > A400 Clinical Dentistry
School or Centre: School of Design
Funders: NHS Education Scotland
Date Deposited: 06 Aug 2017 19:59
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2017 19:59
URI: http://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/2855

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