A flight simulator for brain surgery

Gizmodo has picked up on an interesting new neurosurgery simulator that not only provides virtual reality skills training but also allows doctors to use data from MRI scans to practice on the brain of a specific patient.

The system also gives tactile feedback through the instruments, so you can feel the resistance in the brain tissue as you ‘cut’ through it.

According to a piece in TechReview, it’s the result of an ongoing project to create a neurosurgery simulator that started last year in Canada.

Check the Gizmodo page for a news clip where you can see the simulator in action.

Link to Gizmodo with video of NeuroTouch.
Link to TechReview write-up.

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