Endoscopic surgery demands different specific psychomotor skills than open surgery. Virtual reality simulation training has the potential to be a valuable tool in training these skills, because simulation provides the opportunity to train psychomotor skills in a safe environment. In addition to training, virtual reality simulators are capable to objectively assess the skills of a subject in training. In contrast to traditional box trainers and animal models that require human monitored evaluation resulting in subjective assessment. The LapSim virtual reality simulator is a system designed to develop and assess basic psychomotor skills and advanced laparoscopic tasks in a virtual environment. Prior to implementation of these simulation based training modalities into the surgical training curriculum the simulator has to be validated. The training programs should be developed and evaluated.
|Award date||27 Aug 2010|
|Place of Publication||Enschede|
|Publication status||Published - 27 Aug 2010|