Updates on the RoSS II trainer

"The RoSS simulator was developed by Thenkurussi (“Kesh”) Kesavadas, PhD, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at UB, right; and surgeon Khurshid Guru, MD, director of the Center for Robotic Surgery at Roswell Park Cancer Institute."
  • "RoSS is a portable, stand-alone Robotic Surgery Simulator that teaches novice surgeons the motor and cognitive skills required for operating the da Vinci surgical robot.
  • The RoSS uses virtual reality to introduce the user to the fundamentals of robot-assisted surgery. It boasts a multi-level curriculum, designed with various levels of difficulty, that takes the user through and teaches the required skills for effectively advancing robotic surgery abilities. 
  • RoSS is the only robotic surgery simulator featuring full-length surgical procedures in 3D, otherwise known as HoST.
  • RoSS is portable, so novice surgeons are able to practice and train without using valuable OR space and time.
  What is new in Ross II   
  • The portable, stand-alone RoSS II console is a sleek redesign of the original RoSS that boasts improved graphics, enhanced visualization, smaller size, and decreased weight.      
  • NEW Improved Graphics     
  • NEW Improved Physics in Skills Modules     
  • NEW Superior Arm Motion and Interaction     
  • NEW Robotic Skills Assessment (RSA) Score 
Features and benefits      
  • Portable, stand-alone console can be setup anywhere.     
  • Integrated management system stores metrics for all users and tasks performed.     
  • HoST (Hands-on Surgical Training) modules use actual surgical cases for unparalleled realism.     Adjustability and usability customizable to each user.     
  • Proven track record of mechanical and electrical reliability.     
  • Ergonomically adjustable to each user     
Virtual Reality Based Training      
  • The RoSS II  simulator addresses the rapidly growing need for a realistic training environment for robot-assisted surgery by:         
  • Offering 16 modules with progressive difficulty from pinching, camera and clutch operation to tissue cutting and cautery         
  • Developing motor and cognitive skills for performing robot-assisted surgery         
  • Providing in-vivo virtual operative steps with three levels of complexity         
  • Storing performance metrics for all users in a comprehensive database for export to Excel"

Source: ROSS, Uni. Buffalo


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