A virtual reality surgical trainer for navigation in laparoscopic surgery

Randy S. Haluck, Roger W. Webster, Alan J. Snyder, Michael G. Melkonian, Betty J. Mohler, Mike L. Dise, Andrew Lefever

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Abstract

A virtual reality trainer was designed to familiarize students and surgeons with surgical navigation using an angled laparoscopic lens and camera system. Previous laparoscopic trainers have been devoted to task or procedure training. Our system is exclusively devoted to laparoscope manipulation and navigation. Laparoscopic experts scored better than novices in this system suggesting construct validity. The trainer received favorable subjective ratings. This simulator may provide for improved navigation in the operating room and become a useful tool for residents and practicing surgeons.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMedicine Meets Virtual Reality 2001 - Outer Space, Inner Space, Virtual Space
PublisherIOS Press
Pages171-176
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)1586031430, 9781586031435
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2001
Event2001 Medicine Meets Virtual Reality Conference: Outer Space, Inner Space, Virtual Space, MMVR 2001 - Newport Beach, CA, United States
Duration: Jan 24 2001Jan 27 2001

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Volume81
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365

Other

Other2001 Medicine Meets Virtual Reality Conference: Outer Space, Inner Space, Virtual Space, MMVR 2001
CountryUnited States
CityNewport Beach, CA
Period1/24/011/27/01

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management

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