Leap surgical simulator with audio cue

August 12, 2013

In this update the minimally invasive surgical trainer uses an audio cue to help with better positioning and help with the dexterity training.

LE-SUR surgical simulator using Leap in Action

April 15, 2013

More on the surgical sim…

April 13, 2013


Note: The joints motion and the joints in the robotic surgical arm in the simulator do not emulate the kind of motion that is found in the minimally invasive surgical system live the DaVinci but it will help users move their fingers dexterously and get used to such motion which is typical to the Da-Vinci System. One of the first robotic surgeons said that he got himself trained to it because he was fond of flying RC planes where the delicate and precise joystick control to manage the thrust, direction of the RC plane or Helicopter is crucial. The simulation system here mimics motion found in key hole surgery methods and laproscopic inspections. I think this will help young and novice surgeons to train themselves before they move onto Da-Vinci like systems. However Davinci system comes with a shadow mode which helps in training and I feel that most of the ailments should not come to the point that surgery is needed but are eradicated with one time meds.

LE-SUR (Surgical simulation using Leap for minimally invasive applications)

February 18, 2013


minimally invasive

Pic below updated (21st Feb)

min invasive combined pic small

Thesis update

February 15, 2013

Sriranjan Thesis update 15-02-2013

6DOF control of the virtual arm using Leap

February 7, 2013


Control of a robotic ARM with the LEAP motion controller

February 4, 2013



Thesis update

February 3, 2013

Sriranjan thesis (02-02-2013)

The leap motion arrived today

January 23, 2013

the leap controller

The leap..

Initial test video

Thesis updated copy

December 27, 2012

Thesis updated with the research evolution..
sriranjan updated thesis with chapter on research evolution

References to be added to chapter zero on the evolution.

  1. Nanayakkara S. C., Shilkrot R. and Maes P.. “EyeRing: An Eye on a Finger. ” Intl. Conf. Human Factors in Computing (CHI 2012) Video, May 5-10, 2012
  2.  http://fluid.media.mit.edu/projects/spotlight
  3. Steve jobs biography – A man who thought different by Karen Blumenthal.