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Evaluating surgical performance in real time using data mining

Y Zhou, I Ioannou, J Bailey, G Kennedy, S O'Leary

Conferences in Research and Practice in Information Technology Series | Published : 2013

Abstract

© 2013, Australian Computer Society, Inc. Virtual reality simulators are becoming increasingly popular as adjuncts to traditional surgical training methods, but most simulators do not have the ability to evaluate performance on-the-fly and provide advice to trainees as they practice. Timely feedback on performance is a critical component of surgical training, therefore the ability to provide such evaluation is necessary if simulation is to be effective as a platform for self-guided learning. We propose an evaluation framework to automatically assess performance within a temporal bone simulator in real time. This evaluation framework uses data mining techniques to assess performance at differ..

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