Send to

Choose Destination

Development and validation of VBLaST-PT© : a virtual peg transfer simulator.

Author information

Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, USA.


Peg transfer is one of the five tasks in the Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery (FLS), which is now established as a standard for training minimally invasive surgery. In this paper we report development and preliminary validation of Virtual Basic Laparoscopic Skill Trainer-peg transfer (VBLaST-PT© simulator. Face validation of the VBLaST-PT© with 34 subjects revealed high scores for all aspects of simulation. A two-tailed Mann-Whitney performed on the total scores on VBLaST-PT© showed significant (p=0.001) difference between the skill groups.

[Indexed for MEDLINE]

Supplemental Content

Full text links

Icon for IOS Press
Loading ...
Support Center