TELMA: Technology enhanced learning environment for Minimally Invasive Surgery

P. Sánchez-González, I. Oropesa, V. Romero, A. Fernández, A. Albacete, E. Asenjo, J. Noguera, F. Sánchez-Margallo, D. Burgos, E.J. Gómez
2011 Procedia Computer Science  
One of the most important revolutions in the past few decades in clinical practice has been motivated by the introduction of Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) techniques, which have spread amongst almost all surgical specialities. MIS training is a principal component of the education of new surgical residents, with an increasing demand for knowledge and skills for medical students and surgeons. Technology enhanced learning (TEL) solutions can deal with the growing need for MIS learning. This
more » ... earch work aims to develop a MIS learning environment based on web technologies, named TELMA, which will respond to the growing amount of information and multimedia surgical contents available (mainly intervention´s video recording libraries), in compliance with specific learning needs of surgical students and professionals, enhancing their competence on MIS cognitive skills. Furthermore, TELMA will support knowledge capturing, sharing and reuse, and effective management of didactic contents through personalised and collaborative services.
doi:10.1016/j.procs.2010.12.054 fatcat:vmbk3z6bufeqbbgk42rbnusm5e