Surgical Simulator http://michiganradio.org en Kettering University may change how doctors learn surgery http://michiganradio.org/post/kettering-university-may-change-how-doctors-learn-surgery <p><a href="http://www.kettering.edu/?gclid=CLjW9ZiDkbYCFaUWMgodFTYACA">Kettering University</a> in Flint is developing technology that may soon change how doctors learn surgical procedures.</p><p>Mehrdad Zadeh is Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering &nbsp;at Kettering.&nbsp; He says it’s a process using "haptic feedback."</p><p>Patrick Hayes is with Kettering University and <a href="http://kettering.edu/news/haptics-helps-reimagine-medical-technology">explains</a>:</p><blockquote><p>Haptics technology allows a user to ‘touch’ virtual objects by using forces, vibrations or movements of the user in simulations. It has a wide variety of practical uses in various industries, but students in the Research in Engineering and Collaborative Haptics <a href="https://www.kettering.edu/reach-lab" target="_blank">(REACH) Lab</a> have found the technology particularly useful in coming up with practical applications of haptics in the local medical community.</p></blockquote><p>Professor Zadeh says the technology is actually similar to some video games and simulates the feel of working with real flesh.</p><p> Fri, 22 Mar 2013 20:22:12 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 11829 at http://michiganradio.org Kettering University may change how doctors learn surgery