Virtual Reality Training System for Anytime/Anywhere Acquisition of Surgical Skills: A Pilot Study

Mohsen Zahiri, Ryan Booton, Carl A. Nelson, Dmitry Oleynikov, Ka Chun Siu

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Abstract

This article presents a hardware/software simulation environment suitable for anytime/anywhere surgical skills training. It blends the advantages of physical hardware and task analogs with the flexibility of virtual environments. This is further enhanced by a web-based implementation of training feedback accessible to both trainees and trainers. Our training system provides a self-paced and interactive means to attain proficiency in basic tasks that could potentially be applied across a spectrum of trainees from first responder field medical personnel to physicians. This results in a powerful training tool for surgical skills acquisition relevant to helping injured warfighters.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)86-91
Number of pages6
JournalMilitary medicine
Volume183
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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