Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Final Day Surgical Workshop

Finally the two days workshop has come to an end with great learning experience and feed back from the participants. The second day's session started with an in-depth introduction to SOFA by Mr.Shamyl. After revealing the SOFA architecture and its specialty in field of medical simulation, the participants were provided handouts for performing basic exercises on SOFA modeler. Within a short duration of an hour in lab, the participants learned to model a 3d liver with proper collision and simulation. In the concluding ceremony Mr.Shamyl and Dr.Muddassir assured the participants that in near future SMART lab will organize another workshop of same kind but on a much larger scale and covering the advanced functionality of SOFA.

Zaheer Mukhtar
(Software Engineer)
Project TSRS, SMART Lab

Monday, October 18, 2010

First Day of Surgical Workshop

As promised, SMART Lab started its two days workshop on Laparoscopic surgery, Laparoscopic simulator and the challenges involved in its development. The first day started with an introduction to "commercial surgical simulators" by Zaheer Mukhtar followed by a talk from Dr.Muddassir on challenges in Laparoscopic simulator development.After the Q&A session, Mr.Shamyl further elaborated the SMART Lab's progress and aims for future development plans on their TSRS  project. The second day will be dedicated to a hands-on training session of SOFA (Simulator Open Framework Architecture) in Tech Lab.

Here are some pictures from the event…. More to follow



tea break

Contributed by Zaheer Mukhtar (RA, SMART Lab)  

SMART Lab's workshop on Surgical Simulators

SMART Lab is organizing a workshop on Surgical Simulators on 18th and 19th October, 2010. The workshop will start at 17:30 on both the days. The idea of the workshop is to benefit from expertise of the different members working on the project titled "Development of a Tele-Surgical Training Robot and Simulator" (TSRS).

The following is the plan of the workshop

A workshop on Surgical Simulators

Plan of Workshop

Day 1

Monday Oct 18th 2010

Venue: Seminar Hall

17:30 – 18:00

Commercial Surgical Simulators: An overview by Zaheer Mukhtar

18:00 – 18:20

Prayer Time and Coffee Break

18:20 – 19:00

Challenges in Developing Simulators by Dr M. Muddassir Malik

19:00 – 20:00

Discussion: Architecture of a New Surgical Simulator by Muddassir Malik and Shamyl Bin Mansoor

Day 2

Tuesday Oct 19th, 2010: (Lab Sessions)

Venue: SMART Lab, Graduate Research Complex

17:30 – 18:00

An overview of "Simulation Open Framework Architecture" (SOFA) by Shamyl Bin Mansoor

18:00 – 18:20

Prayer Time and Coffee Break

18:20 – 20:00

Hands On Lab Session on SOFA conducted by Shamyl, Muddassir and Zaheer

Exercise 1

Understanding SOFA Modeler and Simulator

o Modeling a particle in a gravitational field

o Loading a visual model in SOFA and mapping to a mechanical model

Exercise 2

Modeling object collisions under a planar force field

Exercise 3

Modeling a 3 dimensional object along with bio-mechanical properties