VR robotic surgery: Randomized blinded study of the dV-Trainer robotic simulator

Thomas S. Lendvay, Pasquale Casale, Robert Sweet, Craig Peters

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Abstract

This research represents a randomized blinded pilot study to evaluate the acceptability and validity of a da Vinci robotic virtual reality simulator platform tested during a pediatric robotic surgery post-graduate course during the annual American Urological Association meeting in June 2007. Course enrollees performed robotic skills tasks on the da Vinci robot and on an offline dV-Trainer and course participant demographic and performance data were analyzed. The majority of learners believed that VR simulation is useful for teaching robotic skills, they believed that the offline trainer can teach robotic skills comparable to a dry lab robotics skills station, and the offline trainer was able to discriminate between experts and novices of robotic surgery, thereby meeting criteria for face, content, and construct validities. This is the first reported acceptability study of a VR robotic surgery simulator as compared to the da Vinci robot system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMedicine Meets Virtual Reality 16 - Parallel, Combinatorial, Convergent
Subtitle of host publicationNextMed by Design, MMVR 2008
PublisherIOS Press
Pages242-244
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)9781586038229
StatePublished - Jan 1 2008
EventMedicine Meets Virtual Reality 16 - Parallel, Combinatorial, Convergent: NextMed by Design, MMVR 2008 - Long Beach, CA, United States
Duration: Jan 30 2008Feb 1 2008

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Volume132
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365

Other

OtherMedicine Meets Virtual Reality 16 - Parallel, Combinatorial, Convergent: NextMed by Design, MMVR 2008
CountryUnited States
CityLong Beach, CA
Period1/30/082/1/08

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    Lendvay, T. S., Casale, P., Sweet, R., & Peters, C. (2008). VR robotic surgery: Randomized blinded study of the dV-Trainer robotic simulator. In Medicine Meets Virtual Reality 16 - Parallel, Combinatorial, Convergent: NextMed by Design, MMVR 2008 (pp. 242-244). (Studies in Health Technology and Informatics; Vol. 132). IOS Press.