"Vibrotactile Feedback Enhances Robotic Urologic Surgery, According To Study" In The Urology Times

Saturday October 1, 2011

The Urology Times published "Vibrotactile feedback enhances robotic urologic surgery, according to study", a news article summarizing our Haptics group's recent work on VerroTouch, which adds vibrotactile and audio feedback of tool vibrations to robotic surgery systems. The main finding from our large study was that surgeons preferred to have this type of feedback available when doing certain manipulation tasks. The author of the article interviewed our very own Will McMahan, PhD Student under Dr. Katherine Kuchenbecker, to put together the story.