3D Systems Collaborating and Launching Tools to Advance Robotics Urology Education and Training
3D Systems is in collaborations to further enhance robotic urology training and deepen the expertise of its end-to-end healthcare solutions with the European Association of Urology (EAU) and Karolinska University Hospital. The company also released a new selection of training tasks for the RobotiX Mentor™ simulator, including Basic Robotic Skills tasks and Prostatectomy Neurovascular Bundle Dissection (NVB) tasks.
3D Systems’ partnership with the EAU is designed to support hands-on training for robotic surgery and facilitate training for standardized surgical steps in robot-assisted procedures. The EAU and the EAU Robotic Urology Section (ERUS) offer intensive, hands-on training courses designed to improve the participants’ simulator dexterity and hand-eye coordination while offering objective performance benchmarks of console familiarity.
“RobotiX Mentor training exercises will serve as preparation for the Basic Assessment of Robotic Skills (BARS) test with the future goal of allowing trainees the option to use any system for the BARS assessment,” said Dr. Henk van der Poel, Urologist, EAU-ERUS Board Member. The RobotiX Mentor will also be an integral part of the upcoming Hands-On Training (HOT) courses this week at ERUS 2016 in Milan. Introductory courses will offer simulation training in robotic surgery skills while advanced courses will include standardized surgical steps in robot-assisted procedures. The RobotiX Mentor will also be available in HOT courses at the European Meeting on Urological Cancers (EMUC) 2016 in Milan, November 24-27.
3D Systems is collaborating with the Karolinska Training Center (KTC), one of the largest robotic training centers in Europe, to develop a Robotic Assisted Radical Prostatectomy (RARP) full procedure training module for the RobotiX Mentor simulator with both construct and predictive validity. This module will also include procedure evaluation to assess trainees’ performance in complex multi-step robotic surgeries.
3D Systems’ newly released Robotic Basic Skills module and Prostatectomy NVB Dissection tasks feature the highest quality graphics in robotic simulation. Cases include anatomy identification, step-by-step guided techniques and non-guided techniques in a flexible, freehand environment.