Virtual reality and surgery

Research Opportunity
PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Project Status
Future
Department
Surgery
Location
Surgery, Otolaryngology, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital
Supervisor Email Number Webpage
Prof Stephen O’Leary Personal web page
Dr Sudanthi Wijewickrema Personal web page

Project Details

Virtual reality (VR) surgery is the way in which surgeons of tomorrow will be taught. VR surgery involves immersion into a 3D world where the “patient” can be touched and operated on. Our team has developed a virtual reality surgical environment for ear surgery that was the recipient of the University's Knowledge Transfer Award for 2008. We are involved in exciting research that will determine how best to train surgeons in VR, and provide real-time feedback to trainees.

Our current emphasis is on virtual reality simulation for ear and cochlear implant surgery, automating advice to surgeons during simulation and 3D imaging in medical education. We welcome students with an interest in surgery, computer engineering and mathematical modeling to join this project.



Faculty Research Themes

Neuroscience

School Research Themes

Neuroscience & Psychiatry, Integrated Critical Medicine



Research Opportunities

PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science Graduate Research Students who are interested in joining this project will need to consider their elegibility as well as other Graduate Research requirements before contacting the supervisor of this research

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Key Contact

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Department

Surgery

Research Node

Surgery, Otolaryngology, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital