Eliminating the effects of paradoxic imaging during laparoscopic surgery.

  title={Eliminating the effects of paradoxic imaging during laparoscopic surgery.},
  author={Adam A Abodeely and Yin Mee Cheah and Beth A. Ryder and Jeremy T. Aidlen and François I. Luks},
  journal={Journal of laparoendoscopic & advanced surgical techniques. Part A},
  volume={20 1},
BACKGROUND Complex laparoscopic tasks are nearly impossible to complete when the telescope is pointed toward the operator (i.e., paradoxic image). Attempts at image manipulation have been reported, but altered monitor displays may introduce even more confusion. The availability of high-quality, lightweight, head-mounted displays (HMDs) now allows individualization of the laparoscopic image. We studied the effect of manipulation of the paradoxic image on task performance. STUDY DESIGN Fifteen… CONTINUE READING