Can virtual-reality simulators assess experience and skill level of orthopaedic surgeons?

N. Vaughan, V.N. Dubey, T.W. Wainwright, R.G. Middleton

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    A summary of 16 recent construct validity studies is provided by this research which assesses evidence demonstrating whether virtual reality (VR) simulators can be used to assess and score the skill levels of orthopaedic surgeons. The findings of this study are that there is overwhelming evidence that VR simulators can reliably assess the skill levels of orthopaedic trainees, which suggests that VR training could potentially be used as part of a residency testing or assessment tool for orthopaedic surgery. This research provides an analysis of virtual reality orthopaedic simulator construct validity. © 2015 IEEE.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2015 Science and Information Conference, SAI 2015
    Number of pages4
    Publication statusPublished - 2 Sept 2015
    EventScience and Information Conference 2015 - London, United Kingdom
    Duration: 28 Jul 201530 Jul 2015


    ConferenceScience and Information Conference 2015
    Abbreviated titleSAI 2015
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


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