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Cognitive Spatial Skills Training for Robot–assisted Surgery

אוקטובר 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Speaker: Dr. Liel Luko, Faculty of Industrial Engineering and Management, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology

Date: 27/10/2020

Time: 12:00 – 13:00

Place: Zoom meeting

Abstract:

State of the art technology employed in robot-assisted surgery may pose cognitive and motoric challenges in performing a surgical procedure. The studies in this talk are aimed to introduce and examine a single session of cognitive spatial skill training as an efficient means of improving surgical suturing performance in robot-assisted surgery. To test the suggested training approach, we created a cognitive training simulator. We introduced it to surgical residents in a randomized, controlled trial conducted in a tertiary university medical center in Israel. Robotic suturing task performance with the da- Vinci skills simulator (dVSS) was evaluated using the dVSS built-in measure of “excess tissue-piercing” and an expert rating of “tissue tearing”. Results showed that piercing after training was significantly lower than before training, reflecting 52% improvement. Following the interventions, the extent of tissue tearing was rated lower in the training group, without a change in the control group. We demonstrated that surgeons who received a one session spatial skill training immediately improved the robotic suturing task performance compared with surgeons who did not receive such training.

Short bio:

Dr. Liel Luko has completed her Ph.D. at the Industrial Engineering and Management Faculty at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology in 2020, where she worked with Prof. Avi Parush. Dr. Luko has a series of top-tier publications where she introduced a new approach for improving human-system integration. Among her recent works, in collaboration with the RAMBAM medical center, she introduced a new training paradigm for surgeons on the state-of-the-art da-Vinci surgical system. She was the recipient of the Keren Horovitz scholarship, Gutwirth and Jacobs Ph.D. Scholarship and Excellence Award and Vivian Konigsberg Award of excellence in teaching. Dr. Luko is mainly interested in UX, human factors engineering, and human-system integration.

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תאריך:
אוקטובר 27
זמן:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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