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Learning curves of basic laparoscopic psychomotor skills in SINERGIA VR simulator.

Authors
  • Sánchez-Peralta, L F
  • Sánchez-Margallo, F M
  • Moyano-Cuevas, J L
  • Pagador, J B
  • Enciso, S
  • Gómez-Aguilera, E J
  • Usón-Gargallo, J
Type
Published Article
Journal
International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Publication Date
Nov 01, 2012
Volume
7
Issue
6
Pages
881–889
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1007/s11548-012-0686-5
PMID: 22492427
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Learning curves of metrics that assess the basic psychomotor laparoscopic skills acquired in SINERGIA virtual reality simulator show a faster learning rate during the first part of the training. Nevertheless, eight repetitions of the tasks are not enough to acquire all psychomotor skills that can be trained in SINERGIA. Therefore, and based on these results together with previous works, SINERGIA could be used as training tool with a properly designed training program.

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