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VEST System One (VSOne)

Our new "Virtual Endoscopic Surgery Training" (VEST) system VSOne was developed within the framework of the joint TT-project (technology transfer) "LAParoscopy-SIMulator" (internal project name, not a product name) by the partners Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe / Institut für Angewandte Informatik (research group: "VR-Systems/Realtime-Simulation" - contact: Dr. Uwe Kühnapfel ) and the company "Select IT VEST Systems AG" / Bremen.

Our VSOne system is commercially available through "Select IT VEST Systems AG".

VSOne was presented for the first time at the "3rd Practical Tutorial for Visceral Surgery", organized by our medical partner Prof.Dr.med. Heinz J. Buhr from Universitätsklinikum Benjamin Franklin/Berlin and a large team of tutors for endoscopic visceral surgery during June 23-30, 2001, in Rostock/Warnemünde, Germany. Alltogether 108 trainees participated in the workshop. A scientific evaluation of the VSOne system was performed with volunteers during the workshop, regarding the "training value" of a VR-technology based training system. The results look very promising and will be published later this year within the medical scientific community. Questionnaire feedbacks from the participants are available at our partner site.

Read about VSOne TECHNOLOGY [here]


  VSOne Picture Gallery:

Series System VSOne, with fiber housing
Series System VSOne, with fiber housing
Simulation Scene, Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
Simulation Scene "Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy"
Haptic instrument interface box
Haptic instrument interface box
Closed System, front view
Closed, front view
Closed System, front/side View
Closed, front/side view
Closed System, backside view
Closed, backside view
Closed System, top cover
Closed, top cover
Top cover removed
Top cover removed, instrument box still in storage position
Moving out the instrument box
Moving out the instrument box
Instrument box in working position
The instrument box is now in working position.
Shall i try it ?
Ready to work !
First steps as a surgeon
Working on a laparoscopic cholecystectomy scenario
Oh, it's all moving !
A deformable anatomy simulation scene and haptic feedback instruments, what a surprise !
Working very concentrated !
A training session overview
Surgery training is fun !
Another training session overview

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