Immersive virtual reality used as a platform for perioperative training for surgical residents

Donald B. Witzke, James D. Hoskins, Michael J. Mastrangelo, Wayne O. Witzke, Uyen B. Chu, Shirish Pande, Adrian E. Park

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Abstract

Perioperative preparations such as operating room setup, patient and equipment positioning, and operating port placement are essential to operative success in minimally invasive surgery. We developed an immersive virtual reality-based training system (REMIS) to provide residents (and other health professionals) with training and evaluation in these perioperative skills. Our program uses the qualities of immersive VR that are available today for inclusion in an ongoing training curriculum for surgical residents. The current application consists of a primary platform for patient positioning for a laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Having completed this module we can create many different simulated problems for other procedures. As a part of the simulation, we have devised a computer-driven real- time data collection system to help us in evaluating trainees and providing feedback during the simulation. The REMIS program trains and evaluates surgical residents and obviates the need to use expensive operating room and surgeon time. It also allows residents to train based on their schedule and does not put patients at increased risk. The method is standardized, allows for repetition if needed, evaluates individual performance, provides the possible complications of incorrect choices, provides training in 3-D environment, and has the capability of being used for various scenarios and professions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMedicine Meets Virtual Reality 2001 - Outer Space, Inner Space, Virtual Space
PublisherIOS Press
Pages577-583
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)1586031430, 9781586031435
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2001
Externally publishedYes
Event2001 Medicine Meets Virtual Reality Conference: Outer Space, Inner Space, Virtual Space, MMVR 2001 - Newport Beach, CA, United States
Duration: Jan 24 2001Jan 27 2001

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Volume81
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365

Other

Other2001 Medicine Meets Virtual Reality Conference: Outer Space, Inner Space, Virtual Space, MMVR 2001
CountryUnited States
CityNewport Beach, CA
Period1/24/011/27/01

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management

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