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Okken, L.M. (author), Chmarra, M.K. (author), Hiemstra, E. (author), Jansen, F.W. (author), Dankelman, J. (author)
Various steerable instruments with flexible distal tip have been developed for laparoscopic surgery. The problem of steering such instruments, however, remains a challenge, because no study investigated which control method is the most suitable. This study was designed to examine whether thumb (joystick) or wrist control method is designated for...
journal article 2012
Chmarra, M.K. (author), Klein, S. (author), De Winter, J.C.F. (author), Jansen, F.W. (author), Dankelman, J. (author)
Background - From the clinical point of view, it is important to recognize residents’ level of expertise with regard to basic psychomotor skills. For that reason, surgeons and surgical organizations (e.g., Acreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, ACGME) are calling for assessment tools that credential residents as technically...
journal article 2009
Chmarra, M.K. (author), Jansen, F.W. (author), Grimbergen, C.A. (author), Dankelman, J. (author)
Aims- Minimally invasive surgery (MIS) requires a high degree of eye–hand coordination from the surgeon. To facilitate the learning process, objective assessment systems based on analysis of the instruments’ motion are being developed. To investigate the influence of performance on motion characteristics, we examined goaloriented movements in a...
journal article 2007