Virtual reality training for endoscopic surgery: composing a validated training program for basic skills

Koen Willem van Dongen

    Research output: ThesisPhD Thesis - Research UT, graduation UT

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    Abstract

    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Awarding Institution
    • University of Twente
    Supervisors/Advisors
    • Broeders, Ivo Adriaan Maria Johannes, Supervisor
    • van de Werken, Chr., Supervisor
    • Schijven, M.P., Co-Supervisor
    Award date27 Aug 2010
    Place of PublicationEnschede
    Publisher
    Print ISBNs978-90-365-3062-0
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 27 Aug 2010

    Keywords

    • IR-72609

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