07455523 is referenced by 3 patents and cites 21 patents.

A portable medical simulation system and method employs an artificial patient with a built-in haptic interface device, with up to four carriages for engaging different diameter catheters. A catheter stabilizer between each carriage expands and contracts in an accordion fashion as the carriages move in relation to each other, preventing the catheter from bending and bowing. A contrast display visual effect derived from a particle emitter software tool simulates the release of radiopaque dye within a simulated vasculature system for display on a monitor. A computer software based system is used for generating haptic effects on the catheter through control signals passed to each of the carriage motors controlling translation movement of the catheter and magnetic particle brakes controlling rotational movement of the catheter.

Title
Medical simulation system and method
Application Number
11/107025
Publication Number
7455523 (B2)
Application Date
April 15, 2005
Publication Date
November 25, 2008
Inventor
William Younkes
Greenwood Village
CO, US
Raymond Lopez
Denver
CO, US
Daniel Lee Hendrickson
Golden
CO, US
Agent
Swanson & Bratschun
Assignee
Medical Simulation Corporation
CO, US
IPC
G09B 23/28
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