The MIMIC virtual reality trainer: Stepping into three-dimensional, binocular, robotic simulation

Steven M. Lucas, Chandru Sundaram

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Abstract

The dramatic increase in the number of robotic surgeries performed has prompted a need for more rigorous robotics training during or after residency, yet training in robotic surgery requires the instructing surgeon to partially relinquish control of the procedure, which makes this training difficult. The MIMIC® virtual reality trainer, MdVT (Mimic Technologies Inc., Seattle, WA), provides a means for trainees to acquire skills prior to entering the operating room. In this chapter, the features of the MdVT as well as the available training exercises are reviewed. Preliminary face, content, and construct validity of the trainer has been established using basic exercises and will be discussed. Finally, the future development of this robotic trainer in terms of further establishing validity and creating new training exercises will be summarized.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSimulation Training in Laparoscopy and Robotic Surgery
PublisherSpringer-Verlag London Ltd
Pages49-57
Number of pages9
Volume9781447129301
ISBN (Print)9781447129301, 1447129296, 9781447129295
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2012

Keywords

  • Performance scoring
  • Robotic surgery
  • Three-dimensional-simulation
  • Validation
  • Virtual reality simulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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    Lucas, S. M., & Sundaram, C. (2012). The MIMIC virtual reality trainer: Stepping into three-dimensional, binocular, robotic simulation. In Simulation Training in Laparoscopy and Robotic Surgery (Vol. 9781447129301, pp. 49-57). Springer-Verlag London Ltd. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4471-2930-1_6