The URO Mentor: development and evaluation of a new computer-based interactive training system for virtual life-like simulation of diagnostic and therapeutic endourological procedures.

@article{Michel2002TheUM,
  title={The URO Mentor: development and evaluation of a new computer-based interactive training system for virtual life-like simulation of diagnostic and therapeutic endourological procedures.},
  author={Maurice Stephan Michel and Thomas Knoll and Kai Uwe Koehrmann and Peter Alken},
  journal={BJU international},
  year={2002},
  volume={89 3},
  pages={174-7}
}
OBJECTIVE To overcome the current disadvantages of traditional training methods for ureterorenoscopy and percutaneous nephrolitholapaxy, using the URO Mentor (Simbionix, Tel Aviv, Israel) computer-assisted simulator. METHODS The URO Mentor device for training and quality control in ureterorenoscopy was developed using virtual reality, multimedia technology and intelligent tutoring systems. The central software system features a proprietary visualization engine (the SVE) which allows real-time… CONTINUE READING

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