Haptic virtual reality training environment for micro-robotic cell injection

Syafizwan Faroque, Ben Horan, Husaini Adam, Mulyoto Pangestu, Samuel Thomas

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Micro-robotic cell injection is typically performed manually by a trained bio-operator, and success rates are often low. To enhance bio-operator performance during real-time cell injection, our earlier work introduced a haptically-enabled micro-robotic cell injection system. The system employed haptic virtual fixtures to provide haptic guidance according to particular performance metrics. This paper extends the work by replicating the system within a virtual reality (VR) environment for bio-operator training. Using the virtual environment, the bio-operator is able to control the virtual injection process in the same way they would with the physical haptic micro-robotic cell injection system, while benefiting from the enhanced visualisation capabilities offered by the 3D VR environment. The system is achieved using cost-effective components offering training at much lower cost than using the physical system.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHaptic Interaction
Subtitle of host publicationPerception, Devices and Applications
PublisherSpringer-Verlag London Ltd.
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9784431556893
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventInternational Asia Haptics Conference 2014 - Tsukuba, Japan
Duration: 18 Nov 201420 Nov 2014
Conference number: 1st
https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-4-431-55690-9#toc (Proceedings)

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Electrical Engineering
ISSN (Print)1876-1100
ISSN (Electronic)1876-1119


ConferenceInternational Asia Haptics Conference 2014
Abbreviated titleAsia Haptics 2014
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  • Cell injection
  • Haptics
  • Virtual reality
  • Virtual training

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