Unlike many research lab, the Surgical Simulation Research Lab (SSRL) at the University of Alberta in Canada is focusing on healthcare providers; specifically, they aim to know capacities and limitations of physicians and surgeons, and design a system to support them.
"Our goal is to create a simulation system for young physicians and surgeons to practice surgical skills without harming the patient..." said Bin Zheng, Associate Professor and the Director of SSRL. "This includes a better simulation programme for their skills training. We do everything to create a simulation model to replace patients being used as a training model".
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Source: Xinhua News, 21 July 2019