EVEREST research project funded by ANR (l’Agence National de la Recherche) is a project that aims at creation of Virtual Platform for Surgical Training. In this context, Flexible endoscopy is a minimally invasive surgical technique that remains very challenging to learn. We have developed a first version of a training simulator using advanced physics and real-time computation. A final prototype of the simulator is scheduled for delivery mid-2019. The projects consists of the following steps:
- Development of the endoscopy simulator: Ex-vivo, in-vivo feasibility study with Xsens (operator) and Aurora tracking systems (endoscope).
- Development of the tracking method.
- Validation of a ‘machine learning’ and ‘dynamic time warping’ method for movements recognition during endoscopic gestures.
- Writing of a clinical protocol «Study of both operator and endoscope movements during digestive endoscopy ».