Validation of open-surgery VR trainer

A.J.B. Sanders, J.M. Luursema, P. Warntjes, W.J.B. Mastboom, R.H. Geelkerken, J.M. Klaase, S.G.J. Rödel, H.O. ten Cate Hoedemaker, P.A.M. Kommers, W.B. Verwey, E.E. Kunst

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VREST (Virtual Reality Educational Surgical Tools) is developing a universal and autonomous simulation platform which can be used for training and assessment of medical students and for continuing education of physicians. With the VREST - Virtual Lichtenstein Trainer, simulating the open surgery procedure of the inguinal hernia repair according to Lichtenstein, the validation of the simulator is ongoing. Part of this trajectory is the evaluation of the transfer of training of the virtual incision making. One group of students trained incision making on the VREST platform where the control group did not. In an experiment both groups has to perform several incision tasks on a manikin. The results are not available yet but will be presented at the MMVR14 conference.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMedicine Meets Virtual Reality 14
Subtitle of host publicationaccelerating change in healthcare : next medical toolkit
EditorsJames D. Westwood
ISBN (Print)9781586035839
Publication statusPublished - 2006

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PublisherIOS Press


  • IR-73424


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