Session

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 14:00 to 15:30
Design and Evaluation of a Virtual Reality Simulation Module for Training Advanced Temporal Bone Surgery
Abstract: 
Surgical education has traditionally relied on cadaveric dissection and supervised training in the operating theatre. However, both these forms of training have become inefficient due to issues such as scarcity of cadavers and competing priorities taking up surgeons' time. Within this context, computer-based simulations such as virtual reality have gained popularity as supplemental modes of training. Virtual reality simulation offers repeated practice in a risk-free environment where standardised surgical training modules can be developed, along with systems to provide automated guidance and assessment. In this paper, we discuss the design and evaluation of such a training module, specifically aimed at training an advanced temporal bone procedure, namely cochlear implant surgery.
Sudanthi Wijewickrema's picture
Sudanthi Wijewickrema
University of Melbourne (AU)
Bridget Copson's picture
Bridget Copson
Yun Zhou's picture
Yun Zhou
Xingjun Ma's picture
Xingjun Ma
The University of Melbourne (AU)
Robert Briggs's picture
Robert Briggs
James Bailey's picture
James Bailey
Gregor Kennedy's picture
Gregor Kennedy
Stephen OLeary's picture
Stephen OLeary