Jan-Maarten Luursema

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An experiment evaluated the impact of two typical features of virtual learning environments on anatomical learning for users of differing visuo-spatial ability. The two features studied are computer-implemented stereopsis (the spatial information that is based on differences in visual patterns projected in both eyes) and interactivity (the possibility to(More)
Visuo-spatial ability is associated with a quality of performance in a variety of surgical and medical skills. However, visuo-spatial ability is typically assessed using Visualization tests only, which led to an incomplete understanding of the involvement of visuo-spatial ability in these skills. To remedy this situation, the current study investigated the(More)
a r t i c l e i n f o Visuospatial ability has been shown to be important to several aspects of laparoscopic performance, including simulator training. Only a limited subset of visuospatial ability factors however has been investigated in such studies. Tests for different visuospatial ability factors differ in stimulus complexity, in their emphasis on(More)
A computer generated pre-surgical planning and teaching environment is proposed for training and evaluating novice surgeons. Although this environment is generic and can be put into practice in any medical specialisation where such 3D imaging techniques are in use, in this project we specifically focus on vascular surgery. This environment will be developed(More)
Acknowledgements No man is an island, but some would say every PhD student is. Logic now tells us that PhD students cannot be human. So what are we? Are we mythical creatures such as encountered by Saint Brendan of legend? On their epic seafaring journey, Saint Brendan's shipmates board an island to celebrate Easter. When they start making a fire the next(More)
VREST (Virtual Reality Educational Surgical Tools) is developing a universal and autonomous simulation platform which can be used for training and assessment of medical students and for continuing education of physicians. A workstation consisting of two haptic devices and a 3D vision system is part of the VREST platform. Another part of the platform is a(More)
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