Kettering University in Flint is developing technology that may soon change how doctors learn surgical procedures.
Mehrdad Zadeh is Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Kettering. He says it’s a process using "haptic feedback."
Patrick Hayes is with Kettering University and explains:
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 (REACH) Lab have found the technology particularly useful in coming up with practical applications of haptics in the local medical community.
Professor Zadeh says the technology is actually similar to some video games and simulates the feel of working with real flesh.