All surgeons must have expert knowledge of anatomy, precision motion, and efficient time use. During laparoscopic surgeries—minimally-invasive procedures in which surgeons control instruments remotely—require all of these skills while looking at a monitor instead of a patient.
Adeptus Interactive, a laparoscopic surgical trainer, was developed by a team of Nebraska researchers and medical professionals to revolutionize how students learn and how practicing surgeons sharpen their skills. Using an interface similar to that of a video game, the surgeon’s movement of real surgical tools is translated into a 3-D model. Artificial intelligence is integrated to accelerate the human learning experience by finding the factors that display skill mastery.
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The Adept, a laparoscopic surgical trainer, uses motion capture to translate the movement of real surgical tools into a 3D simulation. Inspired by popular video games, the surgeon completes competitive tasks. An internet- enabled AI finds patterns in the motion of the tool and provides a score of the doctor’s proficiency.