With patient safety as a goal, the research in the Center for Evidence Based Simulation (CEBS) is focused on surgical training on all areas of surgery, team training and new technology developments, funded by federal, state and foundation grants.
CEBS is an established collaboration with the University of Texas at Arlington; The Automation and Robotics Research Laboratory at the University of Texas at Arlington; and University of Texas at Dallas, as well as with the Center for Modeling, Simulation and Imaging in Medicine (CeMSIM) at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Ongoing Research at the Center for Evidence Based Simulation
Virtual simulation training for minimally invasive surgery (MIS) procedures: Several virtual reality simulators with kinesthetic (haptic) feedback are being developed for training in laparoscopic procedures. In addition to motors, simulators that are focused on cognitive training are also being developed and validated.
Fundamentals of Robotic Surgery (FRS): CEBS is part of the multicenter validation of the FRS curriculum. CEBS was also involved in the research to develop the basic tasks for the FRS curriculum.
Telesurgery: Surgical robots currently require a surgeon to be the same room and cannot be used for telesurgery. The research in CEBS is focused on making this kind of telesurgery a reality. Algorithms for semi and fully autonomous control of surgical robots has been developed and currently being tested for clinical effectiveness.
Using the Facility
The Center for Evidence Based Simulation is located on the first floor of the Roberts Hospital at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas. To arrange a meeting or for use, please email or call 214-820-0294. See the Contact Us page for more details on directions and parking.
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