Paul Shields

Project Title: Electronic Laparoscopy Trainer

Surgical training for laparoscopic surgery, a minimally invasive abdominal surgical technique, is currently performed using either virtual reality systems or more commonly simple box trainers.  A need for a more interactive data-driven training protocol has been identified.  In collaboration with educators at Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners an electronic device is being developed and tested to add data functionality, interactive features, and data collection to existing box trainers.

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