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Table 1 Resident assessment of virtual model physical properties as compared to cadaveric bone

From: Comparison of cadaveric and isomorphic virtual haptic simulation in temporal bone training

Model factor Mean comparison rating ± SD (1 = very dissimilar, 7 = very similar)
Cortical bone hardness 3.2 ± 2.0
Trabecular bone hardness 2.8 ± 1.6
Vibrational properties 3.2 ± 1.5
Acoustic properties 2.7 ± 2.0
Drill skip 2.9 ± 2.0
Air cell system 5.4 ± 1.4
Thinning of dural plates 3.5 ± 1.8
Palpation of Dura 2.2 ± 1.6
Overall similarity to CTB 3.5 ± 1.8