Feedback in surgical simulation has been limited to offline analysis of movement, time taken to complete simulation and in some cases a virtual playback of completed simulation tasks. In comparison to aircraft simulation, these feedback schemes are very rudimentary. Research in military simulations has shown that real time feedback significantly improves performance on the task at hand and leads to skill generalization and transfer. However, such systems have not been developed for surgical simulation. Lack of effective feedback systems also has the added effect of increasing workload of senior surgeons leading to increased costs and decreased overall efficiency. In a pilot study performed with 8 surgical residents, we tested the effect of real time feedback on movement proficiency.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHuman-Computer Interaction
Subtitle of host publicationHCI Intelligent Multimodal Interaction Environments - 12th International Conference, HCI International 2007, Proceedings
Number of pages9
EditionPART 4
StatePublished - 2007
Event12th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2007 - Beijing, China
Duration: Jul 22 2007Jul 27 2007

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
NumberPART 4
Volume4553 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Other12th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2007


  • Augmented virtual reality
  • CyberGlove
  • Laparoscopic training
  • Polhemus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science


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