Conceptual framework for laparoscopic VR simulators

IEEE Comput Graph Appl. 2006 Nov-Dec;26(6):69-79. doi: 10.1109/mcg.2006.125.


Availability of YR laparoscopic simulation for surgical training has increased significantly. Nevertheless, few studies have explored such simulators' requirements and the degree of fidelity necessary to provide effective educational tools. The authors aim to identify which didactic resources available in YR simulation technologies are most important for laparoscopic training.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Computer Graphics
  • Computer Simulation
  • Humans
  • Imaging, Three-Dimensional / methods*
  • Laparoscopy / methods*
  • Models, Biological*
  • Online Systems
  • Surgery, Computer-Assisted / methods*
  • User-Computer Interface*