A physical/virtual anatomical platform for hysteroscopy training
Document typeConference report
PublisherUniversità degli Studi di Genova
Rights accessOpen Access
European Commission's projectSARAS - Smart Autonomous Robotic Assistant Surgeon (EC-H2020-779813)
Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS), which consists in operating through small orifices, reduces the patients’ pain, complications, recovery time and scarring. However, while providing many benefits, the skills required in MIS are especially difficult to learn. Unfortunately, current training methods for such techniques have not progressed at the same pace as surgical advances. Insufficient surgical skills acquisition translates into complications during procedures, which not only harm the patient, but also increases the derived costs of interventions and their follow up. The developed platform merges both technologies, with the benefits of having a physical anatomic model and computer assistance for augmented reality and objective assessment. Further to the functions of a surgical trainer, EndoTrainer provides an integral education, training and evaluation platform.
CitationRovira, R. [et al.]. A physical/virtual anatomical platform for hysteroscopy training. A: Joint Workshop on New Technologies for Computer/Robot Assisted Surgery. "Proceedings of the 9th Joint Workshop on New Technologies for Computer/Robot Assisted Surgery (CRAS 2019)". Genova: Università degli Studi di Genova, 2019, p. 70-71.