Journal article

Presentation of automated procedural guidance in surgical simulation: results of two randomised controlled trials

S Wijewickrema, Y Zhou, I Ioannou, B Copson, P Piromchai, C Yu, R Briggs, J Bailey, G Kennedy, S O'Leary

Journal of Laryngology and Otology | Cambridge University Press | Published : 2018

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effectiveness and usability of automated procedural guidance during virtual temporal bone surgery. METHODS: Two randomised controlled trials were performed to evaluate the effectiveness, for medical students, of two presentation modalities of automated real-time procedural guidance in virtual reality simulation: full and step-by-step visual presentation of drillable areas. Presentation modality effectiveness was determined through a comparison of participants' dissection quality, evaluated by a blinded otologist, using a validated assessment scale. RESULTS: While the provision of automated guidance on procedure improved performance (full presentation, p = 0...

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