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Virtual Reality Laboratory

Virtual Reality Laboratory
408 Transportation Building
Director: Professor T. Kesavadas

Virtual Reality lab focuses on fundamental and applied research in virtual reality and robotics for medical applications. Research in virtual reality includes surgical simulations as well as development of virtual training environments and curriculums. The training environments are immersive and interactive. The trainee can move within the environment and also interact with virtual human models with the help of state-of-the-art visualization and imaging systems. Medical robotics include research in novel assistive and surgeon-augmented robotic systems. Such devices reduce the stress of a surgeon and prevents traumatic incidents by sensing the dynamics of the surgical tools. In addition to this, these devices can scale the forces from the surgeon for precision cutting of soft or hard tissues. The lab consists of virtual reality hardware, haptic devices, brain computer interface systems, several difference robotic interfaces and range of software and programming environments.