Virtual reality and surgery
- Research Opportunity
- PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
- Number of Honour Places Available
- Surgery, Otolaryngology, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital
|Dr Sudanthi Wijewickrema||Personal web page|
|Prof Stephen O’Leary||Personal web page|
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
School Research Themes
PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Students who are interested in joining this project will need to consider their elegibility as well as other requirements before contacting the supervisor of this research
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Research Group / Unit / Centre
Research NodeSurgery, Otolaryngology, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital
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