REMOTE2 is an educational simulation of the physiology of a
laboratory rat. It has been constructed for teaching microsurgical
techniques. During simulated surgery, anaesthesia can be
administered, and the animals main life functions are monitored
through an interactive patient-monitoring-system.
Model driven video has been used to show the reflexes of the
anima towards stimuli and model driven animation has been used to
show the respiration.
A plastic rat model, the MD PVC-rat, is used in combination with the
computer simulation to train the motoric skills needed for
After the completion of REMOTE, a full report is generated, showing
every event that happened, all measures taken by the student and the
resulting dynamics of the life functions during the experiment.
Remote is distributed by Microsurgical Developments in combination
with their PVC model , books and films, showing how microsurgical
techniques should be applied. By means of this blended approach,
microsurgical techniques can be mastered without the use of real
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