Accession Number:

ADA459724

Title:

Development of a Portable Simulator for Training Robot Assisted Surgery

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 10 Nov 2005-9 Nov 2006

Corporate Author:

SIMSURGERY AS OSLO (NORWAY)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2006-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

11.0

Abstract:

The possibility of using virtual reality sumulators in surgical training was proposed more than a decade ago. This form of training holds the potential of reducing the need for mechanical models and animals in surgical training without compromising surgical outcome in the operating room OR. Mechanical trainers are being used to train and evaluate laparoscopic surgical skills, but compared to virtual reality simulators the assembly of mechanical trainers is time consuming. SimSurgerys vision is to increase clinical performance and to reduce healthcare cost by offering solutions for better training and computer assisted tools in surgery.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Cybernetics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE