Investigating the influence of hand dominance on postural sway during traditional and simulated laparoscopic surgical skills practice

Anthony White, Chun Kai Huang, Dmitry Oleynikov, Ka Chun Siu

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Abstract

This study examined how hand dominance could influence postural sway during laparoscopic skills practice. Ten inexperienced medical trainees performed a peg transfer task using the Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery (FLS) training box and the virtual reality (VR) trainer. Surface electromyographic recordings of upper and lower limb muscles were taken, while the postural sway was measured by a pressure mapping system. Skills performance using the non-dominant hand required more muscle effort and increased more postural sway. Compared with the FLS training box, training with VR decreased the use of muscle effort and could reduce the influence of hand dominance on the overall postural sway during laparoscopic surgical skills practice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMedicine Meets Virtual Reality 22, NextMed/MMVR 22
EditorsLi Fellander-Tsai, Kirby G. Vosburgh, James D. Westwood, Steven Senger, Susan W. Westwood, Cali M. Fidopiastis, Alan Liu
PublisherIOS Press
Pages450-453
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781614996248
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016
EventMedicine Meets Virtual Reality 22, NextMed/MMVR 2016 - Los Angeles, United States
Duration: Apr 7 2016Apr 9 2016

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Volume220
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365

Other

OtherMedicine Meets Virtual Reality 22, NextMed/MMVR 2016
CountryUnited States
CityLos Angeles
Period4/7/164/9/16

Keywords

  • Electromyography
  • FLS training box
  • Surgical training
  • Virtual reality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management

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    White, A., Huang, C. K., Oleynikov, D., & Siu, K. C. (2016). Investigating the influence of hand dominance on postural sway during traditional and simulated laparoscopic surgical skills practice. In L. Fellander-Tsai, K. G. Vosburgh, J. D. Westwood, S. Senger, S. W. Westwood, C. M. Fidopiastis, & A. Liu (Eds.), Medicine Meets Virtual Reality 22, NextMed/MMVR 22 (pp. 450-453). (Studies in Health Technology and Informatics; Vol. 220). IOS Press. https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-625-5-450