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Interesting Studies from AUA 2017

In May, Mimic joined top urologists from around the world in attending the AUA Annual Meeting in Boston. Among the rich content and papers presented, here are 3 especially interesting robotic surgery training and simulation takeaways from papers presented at AUA 2017: 1. Trainees take between 15% and 120% longer than expert surgeons when carrying…

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Does Virtual ‘Warm-up’ Improve Surgical Performance?

Researchers at University of Washington Medicine will lead a three-year multicenter study to see whether the practice leads to faster, more effective work — and fewer errors.   Below is an excerpt from the UW Health Sciences News Beat written by Michael McCarthy: The study will enroll surgeons operating with robotic surgery systems, through which…

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The current and future use of imaging in urological robotic surgery: new survey of ERUS surgeons

With the development of augmented reality operating platforms, the way surgeons use imaging as a real-time adjunct to surgical technique is changing. A recent survey distributed to the European Robotic Urological Society (ERUS) mailing list included a questionnaire with three themes: surgeon demographics, current use of imaging, and potential uses of an augmented reality operating…

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Augmented Reality May Change the Way Surgeons Learn Robot Assisted Surgery

USC Researchers Confirm Training Value of Simulator Prototype A new study validating a first of its kind prototype using augmented reality in surgical training was presented at a major medical meeting today. Augmented reality combines three-dimensional (3D) computer-generated objects and text superimposed onto real images and 3D surgical video footage, all in real time. “The…

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UTMB Study Shows How Video Games are Helping to Train Next Generation of Surgeons

  The future of robotic surgery simulation training was a key talking point at this  year’s American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists’ 41st Annual Global Congress on Minimally Invasive Gynecology in Las Vegas.  The event kicked off with state-of-the-art post graduate courses in robotic surgery  featuring Mimic’s dV-Trainer™, the first simulator to recreate the look and…

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