The new Apollo surgical training system

Haidegger [Haidegger, Tamás (orvosi robotika), author] Department of Control Engineering and Informati... (BUTE / FEEI); Lengyel, Balázs; Lenyu, Petra; Benyó, Zoltán [Benyó, Zoltán (Irányítástechnika), author] Department of Control Engineering and Informati... (BUTE / FEEI); Sándor, József

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    Surgical training has crucial importance during the program of young medical students and residents. This is especially true for the field of laparoscopy that required advanced handeye coordination skills. Different systems have been developed primarily in the United States to facilitate surgical training; however, these are not available or too expensive for hospitals and universities in other parts of the world. We have designed the Apollo multifunctional training system especially for the Central European region to provide a useful yet affordable solution for the practice of laparoscopic surgery. The Laparoscopic Surgical Skills (LSS) curriculum which is part of the Basic Surgical Maneuvers (BSM) curriculum has been developed at Semmelweis University to measure and improve the skills of the trainees. This includes 4 one person drills; the nail transfer, shape cut, endobag, and intracorporeal suturing. Evaluation is based on time and error rate. Tasks are graded and scores are calculated based on the individual performance. To verify the usability we tested the metrics for 5 professional laparoscopic surgeons, and 7 medical student novices. We randomly selected 21 people as control group. Primarily, we tested the Apollo with the nail transfer excercise. All five professional subjects completed the task within 3 minutes. The completion time was 108 ± 38.3 sec (mean ± standard deviation). Error numbers (dropping the peg out of the field of view) were zero. The measurements of novice students showed 361.3 ± 75.4 sec, average error was 0.86. The control group’s (21 subjects) mean time was 293.5 ± 114.8 sec (0.25 error rate) for untrained subjects. are currently conducting a wide range skill assessment study to set up the critical score margins to include in the curriculum. Our aims are to collect data from over 100 persons, and to perform repeated tests on a control group of 20.
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    2021-10-16 19:15