By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Robotics & Machine Learning -- A new study on Robotics is now available. According to news reporting originating from Geneva, Switzerland, by VerticalNews correspondents, research stated, "Robotic surgery has emerged as a new technology over the last decade and has brought with it new challenges, particularly in terms of teaching and training. To overcome these challenges, robotic courses, virtual simulation, and dual consoles have been successfully introduced."
Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from University Hospital, "In fact, there are several simulators currently on the market that have proven to be a valid option for training, especially for the novice trainee. Robotic courses have also found success around the world, allowing participants to implement robotic programs at their institution, typically with the help of a proctor. More recently, the dual console has enabled two surgeons to be operating at the same time. Having one experienced surgeon and one trainee each at his or her own console has made it an obvious choice for training. Although these methods have been successfully introduced, the data remain relatively scarce concerning their role in training."
According to the news editors, the research concluded: "The aim of this article was to review the various methods and tools involved in the training of surgeons in robotic surgery."
For more information on this research see: Learning Tools and Simulation in Robotic Surgery: State of the Art. World Journal of Surgery, 2013;37(12):2812-2819. World Journal of Surgery can be contacted at: Springer, 233 Spring St, New York, NY 10013, USA. (Springer - www.springer.com; World Journal of Surgery - www.springerlink.com/content/0364-2313/)
The news editors report that additional information may be obtained by contacting N.C. Buchs, University Hospital Geneva, Dept. of Surg, Clin Visceral & Transplantat Surg, CH-1211 Geneva 14, Switzerland. Additional authors for this research include F. Pugin, F. Volonte and P. Morel.
Keywords for this news article include: Geneva, Europe, Surgery, Robotics, Switzerland, Machine Learning, Emerging Technologies
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