Augmentation in Medical Education is a new concept in the field of motor skills learning process, based on the use of Augmented Reality technology. The combination of a virtual
environment interacting with the user through real space movements gives a unique experience in skills acquisition and training in different fields.
Minimally invasive procedures are becoming a more frequent challenge. Video-assisted surgeries made through small approaches, punctures under CT-scan or ultrasound vision are some examples of how to solve a 3Dimensional situation guided by two-dimensional image. This new situation requires the development of non-intuitive motor skills, mainly the hand-eye coordination without direct visualization. Today, to achieve these abilities from early stages of the formation begins directly with “hands on” workstations (dry labs, cadaver labs and sophisticated virtual simulation devices) neither easy to access nor affordable.
Doctor Training appears as an innovative tool to help each one in the first steps of the acquisition of these new skills. Following Fundamentals of Arthroscopic Simulation Training (FAST) protocol, this tool aims to accelerate the process of learning those particular motor skills.
Intraoperative use of C-Arm is one the most valuables used devices in many medical specialties. Fluoroscopy in bone surgery has become a mandatory tool for surgeons but its uses and benefits are not without risk of radiation to patient, doctor and operating room staff. Personal protective equipment, effective communication between surgeon and radiology technician, and proper positioning are just a few of the ways to ensure that the amount of radiation exposure is as low as reasonably achievable (ALARA) but it is not enough in terms of proper usage and safety. There is a paucity of knowledge by the average of orthopaedic trainee of how a C-arm operates and how to obtain useful images.
It is here where C+ARM becomes the perfect ally for surgeons and technicians giving them an innovative learning tool to train fluoroscopic views, reducing the number of shots and radiation exposure.
Our brain is subject to great learning challenges. To solve a three-dimensional situation guided by a two-dimensional image requires specific motor skills
Overcoming each of these challenges means acquiring new skills.
Learning them is not easy, training repeatedly less.
A universal easy access tool that can be used unlimitedly. It becomes the perfect ally to face these challenges at the earliest stages.
The use of DOCTOR TRAINING requires an Augmented Reality (AR) Target and a tablet or smartphone with the application installed.
Here are the 3 steps to start using the App:
Our technology requires recognizing a specific image in order to detect and simulate the instrument that will be used in different scenarios.
This image is in the following file. You need to download, print and then crop the image.
To complete the construction of the marker, it is necessary to have the printed and cropped image (step 1) and a wooden stick (for example a tongue depressor).
The image should be pasted on the wooden stick as shown in the pictures.
Less shots, less exposure, less radiation
We are an interdisciplinary team of professionals with specialties in different areas: medicine, graphic design, development of mobile applications and augmented reality, design of information systems and management of technology projects.
Orthopaedic surgeon linked to the area of Development and Research
for the last 10 years.
British Hospital, Uruguay
Trained at the School of Architecture of Uruguay. 15 years of experience in medical research projects. Co-founder of Buhoview.
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