Surgical Technology Integration with Tools for Cognitive Human Factors (STITCH)
Annual rept. 25 Sep 2007-24 Sep 2008
KENTUCKY UNIV RESEARCH FOUNDATION LEXINGTON
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The need for accurate assessment in surgical training has become even more important with the development of new surgical technologies, many of which have transformed methods of treatment for both the patient and the surgeon. Difficult-to-master technologies such as the components of Minimally Invasive Surgery MIS highlight the need for surgical competence but do not inherently provide a solution for how to define and measure it. The long-term goal of this research is to build an integrated surgical technology environment designed for the continuous monitoring of task performance, with a particular focus on the inclusion of important but currently-overlooked cognitive measures.
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations
- Medicine and Medical Research