Surgical simulator user input device

  • US 5,800,177 A
  • Filed: 07/11/1996
  • Issued: 09/01/1998
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/29/1995
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A surgical simulator user input device comprising:

  • a virtual medical instrument corresponding to a real surgical instrument used in a medical operation, said virtual medical instrument connected to a computer for simulating a surgical procedure and including a virtual mouse attached to a tube;

    wherein said virtual medical instrument is capable of simulating multiple real surgical instruments by interchangeably utilizing a different virtual mouse attached to said tube wherein each of said different virtual mouse performs functions associated with a particular real surgical instrument to be simulated.

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