Wii homes surgical skills

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New Scientists Tech are reporting that two “developers” from a hospital are designing Wii software that will accurately simulate surgical procedures. A training platform based on the console, which costs about $250, might be more practical for trainee surgeons in the developing world than traditional virtual training tools, which typically cost a great deal more.

To test how the Wii affected surgical skill, the researchers asked eight trainee doctors to play it for an hour before performing a virtual surgery. They used a training tool called ProMIS, which simulates a patient’s body in 3D and tracks the surgeon’s movements as they operate. They fed the movements to an algorithm which scores the virtual surgeon on a range of factors. Wii-playing residents scored 48 per cent higher on tool control and performance than those without the Wii warm-up.

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  • Dr P . Choksi

    I would be sure intrested to know more about such products especilly pertaining to gynecology surgery

  • http://www.ps-411.com/ Angela

    my God, i thought you were going to chip in with some decisive insght at the end there, not leave it with ?we leave it to you to decide?.

  • http://www.ps-411.com/ Joe

    thanks !! very helpful post!