Suzanne J. Weghorst

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OBJECTIVES To establish discriminant validity of the endoscopic sinus surgery simulator (ES3) (Lockheed Martin, Akron, Ohio) between various health care provider experience levels and to define benchmarking criteria for skills assessment. DESIGN Prospective multi-institutional comparison study. SETTING University-based tertiary care institution. (More)
In this study, adults with Parkinson's disease (PD) used virtual cueing spectacles (VCS) mimicking kinesia paradoxa in home and community settings to assess the impact on mobility and participation. We used an ABA single-subject design with repeated measures. Six adults with PD, akinesia, and stage III or IV Hoehn and Yahr rating scale status used VCS in(More)
The training of a surgeon includes the acquisition of a number of characteristics. These include a cognitive knowledge base, problem formulation and decisionmaking abilities, appropriate psychosocial relationships, and other attributes that can be measured with objective testing, such as national board or specialty certifying examinations. Perhaps most(More)
Virtual reality is emerging as a viable technology for data display and exploration. We describe the technology and discuss its advantages and limitations as a technique for biomedical visualization. Several task applications are suggested. We conclude with a discussion of the technological requirements for bringing this approach to fruition. Index Terms(More)
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