Laparoscopic Simulation Device for Testing and Training
Author(s)Flowers, Susan C.; Begg, Nikolai D; Slocum, Alexander H
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Laparoscopy, a form of minimally invasive surgery focusing on the abdominal area, has become a common choice for surgeons due to its benefits of decreased recovery time and post-operative pain, which results in much lower costs for the patients. Currently, testing new tools in a surgical-like setting requires an animal cadaver, which can be both expensive and difficult to store, or an expensive device. This paper describes the development of a bench-top laparoscopy simulator that mechanically simulates access ports using outer ‘tissue’ samples for port insertion and an inner cavity region where ex-vivo organs can be placed and operated on using laparoscopic tools.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Mechanical Engineering
Journal of Medical Devices
Flowers, Caroline et al. “Laparoscopic Simulation Device for Testing and Training.” Journal of Medical Devices 6, 1 (March 2012): 017537 © 2012 ASME
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