Virtual Reality Glasses and "Eye-Hands Blind Technique" for Microsurgical Training in Neurosurgery

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Choque-Velasquez , J , Colasanti , R , Collan , J , Kinnunen , R , Jahromi , B R & Hernesniemi , J 2018 , ' Virtual Reality Glasses and "Eye-Hands Blind Technique" for Microsurgical Training in Neurosurgery ' , World Neurosurgery , vol. 112 , pp. 126-130 . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wneu.2018.01.067

Title: Virtual Reality Glasses and "Eye-Hands Blind Technique" for Microsurgical Training in Neurosurgery
Author: Choque-Velasquez, Joham; Colasanti, Roberto; Collan, Juhani; Kinnunen, Riina; Jahromi, Behnam Rezai; Hernesniemi, Juha
Contributor: University of Helsinki, Clinicum
University of Helsinki, HUS Neurocenter
University of Helsinki, Department of Oncology
University of Helsinki, Neurokirurgian yksikkö
University of Helsinki, Clinicum
Date: 2018-04
Language: eng
Number of pages: 5
Belongs to series: World Neurosurgery
ISSN: 1878-8750
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/302412
Abstract: OBJECTIVE: Microsurgical skills and eye-hand coordination need continuous training to be developed and refined. However, well-equipped microsurgical laboratories are not so widespread as their setup is expensive. Herein, we present a novel microsurgical training system that requires a high-resolution personal computer screen, smartphones, and virtual reality glasses. METHODS: A smartphone placed on a holder at a height of about 15-20 cm from the surgical target field is used as the webcam of the computer. A specific software is used to duplicate the video camera image. The video may be transferred from the computer to another smartphone, which may be connected to virtual reality glasses. RESULTS: Using the previously described training model, we progressively performed more and more complex microsurgical exercises. It did not take long to set up our system, thus saving time for the training sessions. CONCLUSION: Our proposed training model may represent an affordable and efficient system to improve eye-hand coordination and dexterity in using not only the operating microscope but also endoscopes and exoscopes.
Subject: Exoscope
Eye-hands blind technique
Microsurgery
Microsurgical training
Neuroendoscopy
Smartphone
Virtual reality glasses
SMARTPHONE
3112 Neurosciences
3124 Neurology and psychiatry
3126 Surgery, anesthesiology, intensive care, radiology
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