Virtual reality in surgical skills training.
ABSTRACT With recent concerns regarding patient safety, and legislation regarding resident work hours, it is accepted that a certain amount of surgical skills training will transition to the surgical skills laboratory. Virtual reality offers enormous potential to enhance technical and non-technical skills training outside the operating room. Virtual-reality systems range from basic low-fidelity devices to highly complex virtual environments. These systems can act as training and assessment tools, with the learned skills effectively transferring to an analogous clinical situation. Recent developments include expanding the role of virtual reality to allow for holistic, multidisciplinary team training in simulated operating rooms, and focusing on the role of virtual reality in evidence-based surgical curriculum design.
Conference Proceeding: Gesture recognition and classification for surgical skill assessment[show abstract] [hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: The understanding of surgical gesture, by means of measuring apparatus, can play a key role for a possible evaluation of the surgical performance and the human factors characterizing it. To this aim a neural network classification algorithm can be helpful, since combines good generalization performances along with a parsimonious architecture when dealing with high dimensional classification problems. So, here it is presented and proposed the development of an innovation in surgical training system, as a fundamental objective support for training of novice surgeons.Medical Measurements and Applications Proceedings (MeMeA), 2011 IEEE International Workshop on; 07/2011