Assessing image quality of low-cost laparoscopic box trainers: options for residents training at home.

@article{Kiely2011AssessingIQ,
  title={Assessing image quality of low-cost laparoscopic box trainers: options for residents training at home.},
  author={Daniel J Kiely and Kirk Stephanson and Sue Ross},
  journal={Simulation in healthcare : journal of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare},
  year={2011},
  volume={6 5},
  pages={292-8}
}
INTRODUCTION Low-cost laparoscopic box trainers built using home computers and webcams may provide residents with a useful tool for practice at home. This study set out to evaluate the image quality of low-cost laparoscopic box trainers compared with a commercially available model. METHODS Five low-cost laparoscopic box trainers including the components listed were compared in random order to one commercially available box trainer: A (high-definition USB 2.0 webcam, PC laptop), B (Firewire… CONTINUE READING
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