Sunday, April 21, 2013

Nintendo Wii 'should be used to train surgeons' - Telegraph

Nintendo Wii 'should be used to train surgeons' - Telegraph: A group of postgraduate surgeons at the University of Rome were put on a month-long programme of gaming using the Nintendo’s Wii console.
Researchers then compared their performance with doctors who had not spent an hour a day playing games.
Those that had been playing with the Wii scored significantly higher as a group in simulated tasks designed to test the skills needed for laparascopy, or keyhole surgery.
The authors of the report, writing in the scientific journal PLOS One, said that using the Wii could become a “helpful, inexpensive and entertaining part of the training of young laparoscopists in addition to a standard surgical education based on simulators and the operating room.”

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