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Haptics: Generating and Perceiving Tangible Sensations

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Brian Tse, William Harwin, Alastair Barrow, Barry Francis Arthur Quinn, Jonathan San Diego, Margaret Josephine Cox

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHaptics: Generating and Perceiving Tangible Sensations: International Conference, Eurohaptics 2010, Amsterdam, July 8-10, 2010. Proceedings
EditorsAstrid M.L. Kappers, Jan B.F. Van Erp, Wouter M. Bergman Tiest, Fran C.T. Van Der Helm
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
ChapterDesign and Development of a Haptic Dental Training System - hapTEL
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2010

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This paper presents a novel design of a virtual dental training system (hapTEL) using haptic technology. The system allows dental students to learn and practice procedures such as dental drilling, caries removal and cavity preparation for tooth restoration. This paper focuses on the hardware design, development and evaluation aspects in relation to the dental training and educational requirements. Detailed discussions on how the system offers dental students a natural operational position are documented. An innovative design of measuring and connecting the dental tools to the haptic device is also shown. Evaluation of the impact on teaching and learning is discussed.

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