Virtual reality for training medical skills

Piet Kommers, Jan-Maarten Luursema, Steffan Rodel, Bob Geelkerken, Eelco Kunst

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    Abstract

    Virtual reality (VR) is becoming a serious candidate for a learning environment for complex skills like vascular interventions. The diagnostics, dimensioning and insertion of the endograft stent has been modelled as a decision-making process and now faces its implementation in a VR learning space. Beyond the topological and morphological aspects it is the orientation and navigation in earlier-performed successful interventions that offer the opportunity for a competence-based learning process before the candidate surgeon enters the clinical stage.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)142-166
    JournalInternational journal of continuing engineering education and life-long learning
    Volume14
    Issue number1/2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2004

    Keywords

    • Virtual reality
    • Medical training
    • Vascular surgery
    • Aortic aneurism
    • Endoscopic interventions
    • Conceptual orientation

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