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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540452/can-youth-with-autism-spectrum-disorder-use-virtual-reality-driving-simulation-training-to-evaluate-and-improve-driving-performance-an-exploratory-study
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Daniel J Cox, Timothy Brown, Veerle Ross, Matthew Moncrief, Rose Schmitt, Gary Gaffney, Ron Reeve
Investigate how novice drivers with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) differ from experienced drivers and whether virtual reality driving simulation training (VRDST) improves ASD driving performance. 51 novice ASD drivers (mean age 17.96 years, 78% male) were randomized to routine training (RT) or one of three types of VRDST (8-12 sessions). All participants followed DMV behind-the-wheel training guidelines for earning a driver's license. Participants were assessed pre- and post-training for driving-specific executive function (EF) abilities and tactical driving skills...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540125/project-heaven-preoperative-training-in-virtual-reality
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Kiratipath Iamsakul, Alexander V Pavlovcik, Jesus I Calderon, Lance M Sanderson
A cephalosomatic anastomosis (CSA; also called HEAVEN: head anastomosis venture) has been proposed as an option for patients with neurological impairments, such as spinal cord injury (SCI), and terminal medical illnesses, for which medicine is currently powerless. Protocols to prepare a patient for life after CSA do not currently exist. However, methods used in conventional neurorehabilitation can be used as a reference for developing preparatory training. Studies on virtual reality (VR) technologies have documented VR's ability to enhance rehabilitation and improve the quality of recovery in patients with neurological disabilities...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537779/simulation-model-for-laparoscopic-foregut-surgery-the-university-of-north-carolina-foregut-model
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Francisco Schlottmann, Neal S Murty, Marco G Patti
BACKGROUND: A significant gap presently exists between box-lap and virtual-reality simulators and live surgery. Live animal and cadaver use has significant downsides. We have developed a high fidelity, real tissue simulator that allows training in laparoscopic foregut operations. METHODS: Our foregut surgery model is based on porcine tissue blocks that include lungs, heart, aorta, esophagus, diaphragm, stomach, duodenum, liver, and spleen. The tissue block is mounted in a human mannequin and perfused with artificial blood...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523743/applying-lessons-from-social-psychology-to-transform-the-culture-of-error-disclosure
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Jason Han, Denise LaMarra, Neha Vapiwala
CONTEXT: The ability to carry out prompt and effective error disclosure has been described in the literature as an essential skill among physicians that can lead to improved patient satisfaction, staff well-being and hospital outcomes. However, few studies have addressed the social psychology principles that may influence physician behaviour. METHODS: The authors provide an overview of recent administrative measures designed to encourage physicians to disclose error, but note that deliberate practice, buttressed with lessons from social psychology, is needed to implement further productive behavioural changes...
May 18, 2017: Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512692/virtual-reality-enhanced-extinction-of-phobias-and-post-traumatic-stress
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REVIEW
Jessica L Maples-Keller, Carly Yasinski, Nicole Manjin, Barbara Olasov Rothbaum
Virtual reality (VR) refers to an advanced technological communication interface in which the user is actively participating in a computer-generated 3-dimensional virtual world that includes computer sensory input devices used to simulate real-world interactive experiences. VR has been used within psychiatric treatment for anxiety disorders, particularly specific phobias and post-traumatic stress disorder, given several advantages that VR provides for use within treatment for these disorders. Exposure therapy for anxiety disorder is grounded in fear-conditioning models, in which extinction learning involves the process through which conditioned fear responses decrease or are inhibited...
May 16, 2017: Neurotherapeutics: the Journal of the American Society for Experimental NeuroTherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508784/vr-medical-gamification-for-training-and-education
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Stelian Nicola, Ioan Virag, Lăcrămioara Stoicu-Tivadar
The new virtual reality based medical applications is providing a better understanding of healthcare related subjects for both medical students and physicians. The work presented in this paper underlines gamification as a concept and uses VR as a new modality to study the human skeleton. The team proposes a mobile Android platform application based on Unity 5.4 editor and Google VR SDK. The results confirmed that the approach provides a more intuitive user experience during the learning process, concluding that the gamification of classical medical software provides an increased interactivity level for medical students during the study of the human skeleton...
2017: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508725/evaluating-change-in-virtual-reality-adoption-for-brain-injury-rehabilitation-following-knowledge-translation
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Stephanie M N Glegg, Liisa Holsti, Sue Stanton, Steven Hanna, Diana Velikonja, Barbara Ansley, Denise Sartor, Christine Brum
PURPOSE: To evaluate the impact of knowledge translation (KT) on factors influencing virtual reality (VR) adoption and to identify support needs of therapists. HYPOTHESES: Intervention will be associated with improvements in therapists' perceived ease of use and self-efficacy, and an associated increase in intentions to use VR. METHOD: Single group mixed-methods pre-test-post-test evaluation of convenience sample of physical, occupational and rehabilitation therapists (n=37) from two brain injury rehabilitation centres...
April 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503159/quantifying-the-degree-of-movement-dissimilarity-between-two-distinct-action-scenarios-an-exploratory-approach-with-procrustes-analysis
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Pedro Passos, Tania Campos, Ana Diniz
Game consoles allow subjects to perform movements which are visually similar to the movements performed in 'real' world scenarios. Beyond entertainment, virtual reality devices are being used in several domains: sports performance; motor rehabilitation; training of risk professions. This article presents the Procrustes method to measure the degree of dissimilarity between movements performed in 'real' and 'virtual' scenarios. For this purpose, the 501 darts game and a video darts game played on a console were used...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502388/the-grapefruit-an-alternative-arthroscopic-tool-skill-platform
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David A Molho, Stephen M Sylvia, Daniel L Schwartz, Sara L Merwin, I Martin Levy
PURPOSE: To establish the construct validity of an arthroscopic training model that teaches arthroscopic tool skills including triangulation, grasping, precision biting, implant delivery and ambidexterity and uses a whole grapefruit for its training platform. METHODS: For the grapefruit training model (GTM), an arthroscope and arthroscopic instruments were introduced through portals cut in the grapefruit skin of a whole prepared grapefruit. After institutional review board approval, participants performed a set of tasks inside the grapefruit...
May 11, 2017: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501116/usefulness-of-virtual-reality-in-assessment-of-medical-student-laparoscopic-skill
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Josh Matzke, Craig Ziegler, Kevin Martin, Stuart Crawford, Erica Sutton
BACKGROUND: This study evaluates if undergraduate medical trainees' laparoscopic skills acquisition could be assessed using a virtual reality (VR) simulator and how the resultant metrics correlate with performance of Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery (FLS) tasks. Our hypothesis is that the VR simulator metrics will correlate with passing results in a competency-based curriculum (FLS). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty-eight fourth-year medical students applying for surgical residency were recruited to participate in a VR training curriculum comprised of camera navigation, hand eye coordination, and FLS tasks: circle cutting (CC), ligating loop (LL), peg transfer (PT), and intracorporeal knot tying (IKT)...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490842/the-need-for-virtual-reality-simulators-in-dental-education-a-review
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REVIEW
Elby Roy, Mahmoud M Bakr, Roy George
Virtual reality simulators are becoming an essential part of modern education. The benefits of Virtual reality in dentistry is constantly being assessed as a method or an adjunct to improve fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination in pre-clinical settings and overcome the monetary and intellectual challenges involved with such training. This article, while providing an overview of the virtual reality dental simulators, also looks at the link between virtual reality simulation and current pedagogical knowledge...
April 2017: Saudi Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486087/lack-of-transfer-of-skills-after-virtual-reality-simulator-training-with-haptic-feedback
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Cecilie Våpenstad, Erlend Fagertun Hofstad, Lars Eirik Bø, Esther Kuhry, Gjermund Johnsen, Ronald Mårvik, Thomas Langø, Toril Nagelhus Hernes
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Virtual reality (VR) simulators enrich surgical training and offer training possibilities outside of the operating room (OR). In this study, we created a criterion-based training program on a VR simulator with haptic feedback and tested it by comparing the performances of a simulator group against a control group. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Medical students with no experience in laparoscopy were randomly assigned to a simulator group or a control group...
May 9, 2017: Minimally Invasive Therapy & Allied Technologies: MITAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479565/enhancing-long-term-motivation-of-cardiac-patients-by-applying-exergaming-in-rehabilitation-training
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Joe Volmer, Malte Burkert, Heiko Krumm, Abdurrahman Abodahab, Patrick Dinklage, Marius Feltmann, Chris Kröger, Pernes Panta, Felix Schäfer, David Scheidt, Marcel Sellung, Hauke Singerhoff, Christofer Steingrefer, Thomas Schmidt, Jan-Dirk Hoffmann, Detlev Willemsen, Nils Reiss
Although regular physical activities reduce mortality and increase quality of life many cardiac patients discontinue training due to lack of motivation, lack of time or having health concerns because of a too high training intensity. Therefore, we developed an exergaming based system to enhance long-term motivation in the context of rehabilitation training. We combined different hardware components such as vital sensors, a virtual reality headset, a motion detecting camera, a bicycle ergometer and a motion platform to create an immersive and fun experience for the training user without having to worry about any negative health impact...
2017: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476358/editorial-commentary-a-brush-too-broad-validation-global-rating-scales-and-the-like%C3%A2-what-do-they-really-mean
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EDITORIAL
Richard L Angelo
Surgical simulation will play an increasingly important role in helping to train surgical skills. Tools of varying fidelity including benchtop models and virtual reality computer-generated simulations will be needed to most effectively train for accomplishing specific tasks and techniques. We must search for and identify how best to employ simulation to enable the trainee to master the requisite skills. It is imperative that in our investigation, validation methodologies, rating scales, and statistical tools be rigorously and accurately employed lest we be led astray by acceptance and assumption too freely given...
May 2017: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475060/the-implementation-and-validation-of-a-virtual-environment-for-training-powered-wheelchair-manoeuvres
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Nigel W John, Serban R Pop, Thomas W Day, Panagiotis D Ritsos, Christopher J Headleand
Navigating a powered wheelchair and avoiding collisions is often a daunting task for new wheelchair users. It takes time and practice to gain the coordination needed to become a competent driver and this can be even more of a challenge for someone with a disability. We present a cost-effective virtual reality (VR) application that takes advantage of consumer level VR hardware. The system can be easily deployed in an assessment centre or for home use, and does not depend on a specialized high-end virtual environment such as a Powerwall or CAVE...
May 2, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466361/virtual-reality-based-assessment-of-basic-laparoscopic-skills-using-the-leap-motion-controller
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Vasileios Lahanas, Constantinos Loukas, Konstantinos Georgiou, Hani Lababidi, Dania Al-Jaroudi
BACKGROUND: The majority of the current surgical simulators employ specialized sensory equipment for instrument tracking. The Leap Motion controller is a new device able to track linear objects with sub-millimeter accuracy. The aim of this study was to investigate the potential of a virtual reality (VR) simulator for assessment of basic laparoscopic skills, based on the low-cost Leap Motion controller. METHODS: A simple interface was constructed to simulate the insertion point of the instruments into the abdominal cavity...
May 2, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445540/individuals-with-severely-impaired-vision-can-learn-useful-orientation-and-mobility-skills-in-virtual-streets-and-can-use-them-to-improve-real-street-safety
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Ellen Lambert Bowman, Lei Liu
Virtual reality has great potential in training road safety skills to individuals with low vision but the feasibility of such training has not been demonstrated. We tested the hypotheses that low vision individuals could learn useful skills in virtual streets and could apply them to improve real street safety. Twelve participants, whose vision was too poor to use the pedestrian signals were taught by a certified orientation and mobility specialist to determine the safest time to cross the street using the visual and auditory signals made by the start of previously stopped cars at a traffic-light controlled street intersection...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445190/cognitive-learning-and-its-future-in-urology-surgical-skills-teaching-and-assessment
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Somayeh B Shafiei, Ahmed A Hussein, Khurshid A Guru
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The aim of this study is to provide an overview of the current status of novel cognitive training approaches in surgery and to investigate the potential role of cognitive training in surgical education. RECENT FINDINGS: Kinematics of end-effector trajectories, as well as cognitive state features of surgeon trainees and mentors have recently been studied as modalities to objectively evaluate the expertise level of trainees and to shorten the learning process...
April 25, 2017: Current Opinion in Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438070/creation-of-a-novel-simulator-for-minimally-invasive-neurosurgery-fusion-of-3d-printing-and-special-effects
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Peter Weinstock, Roberta Rehder, Sanjay P Prabhu, Peter W Forbes, Christopher J Roussin, Alan R Cohen
OBJECTIVE Recent advances in optics and miniaturization have enabled the development of a growing number of minimally invasive procedures, yet innovative training methods for the use of these techniques remain lacking. Conventional teaching models, including cadavers and physical trainers as well as virtual reality platforms, are often expensive and ineffective. Newly developed 3D printing technologies can recreate patient-specific anatomy, but the stiffness of the materials limits fidelity to real-life surgical situations...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428608/futuristic-virtual-reality-training-unveiled
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April 21, 2017: British Dental Journal
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