A Haptic User Interface to Assess the Mobility of the Newborn's Neck

Said-Magomed Sadulaev (Lead Author), Rudy Lapeer, Zelimkhan Gerikhanov, Edward Morris

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A virtual reality program has been developed to assess the strength and flexibility of a computer based model of a term fetus or newborn baby's neck. The software has a haptic/force feedback user interface which allows clinical experts to adjust the mechanical properties, including range of motion and mechanical stiffness of a newborn neck model, at runtime. The developed software was assessed by ten clinical experts in obstetrics. The empirically obtained stiffness and range of motion values corresponded well with values reported in the literature.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2017 21st International Conference Information Visualisation (IV)
PublisherThe Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Publication statusPublished - 16 Nov 2017
Event21st International Conference on Information Visualisation iV2017 - London South Bank University, London, United Kingdom
Duration: 11 Jul 201714 Jul 2017


Conference21st International Conference on Information Visualisation iV2017
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • Human Computer Interaction (HCI)
  • Human Childbirth
  • Biomechanics
  • Medical Visualisation

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