07202851 is referenced by 130 patents and cites 271 patents.

A palpation simulator comprises an interface for interfacing a user with a computer running a palpation simulation. The computer generates a graphical environment comprising a cursor and a graphical representation of at least a portion of a living body. In one version, a method comprises providing an object in communication with the computer, controlling the cursor in relation to manipulation of at least a portion of the object by the user, and outputting a haptic sensation to the user when the cursor interacts with a region within the graphical representation to provide the user with haptic feedback related to a simulated palpation of the region.

Title
Haptic interface for palpation simulation
Application Number
9/848966
Publication Number
7202851 (B2)
Application Date
May 4, 2001
Publication Date
April 10, 2007
Inventor
Joseph L Tasto
Brookeville
MD, US
Philip G Feldman
Catonsville
MD, US
Gregory L Merril
Chevy Chase
MD, US
Russell H Dumas
Germantown
MD, US
Robert F Cohen
Burtonsville
MD, US
Richard L Cunningham
Washington
DC, US
Agent
David B Ritchie
Thelen Reid Brown Raysman and Steiner
Assignee
Immersion Medical
MD, US
IPC
G09G 5/00
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