Minimally invasive procedural training for clinicians using virtual patients

Impact Summary for the General Public

We demonstrate the impact of deploying real time 3D computer graphics and haptics technologies in the context of training minimally invasive procedures. It is widely accepted in medical specialties that a reform in teaching methods must be made to meet today’s high volume training requirements. Receiving instruction in a core set of skills and procedures before novice practitioners are exposed to the traditional, patient based, apprenticeship model has been shown will reduce the time needed to acquire skills, maintain competence, and reduce the initial errors made on patients. The case study centres on three simulators developed at Bangor.

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  • Health/Quality of life
  • Technological

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