"The RoSS simulator was developed by Thenkurussi (“Kesh”) Kesavadas, PhD, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at UB, right; and surgeon Khurshid Guru, MD, director of the Center for Robotic Surgery at Roswell Park Cancer Institute."
- "RoSS is a portable, stand-alone Robotic Surgery Simulator that teaches novice surgeons the motor and cognitive skills required for operating the da Vinci surgical robot.
- The RoSS uses virtual reality to introduce the user to the fundamentals of robot-assisted surgery. It boasts a multi-level curriculum, designed with various levels of difficulty, that takes the user through and teaches the required skills for effectively advancing robotic surgery abilities.
- RoSS is the only robotic surgery simulator featuring full-length surgical procedures in 3D, otherwise known as HoST.
- RoSS is portable, so novice surgeons are able to practice and train without using valuable OR space and time.
What is new in Ross II
- The portable, stand-alone RoSS II console is a sleek redesign of the original RoSS that boasts improved graphics, enhanced visualization, smaller size, and decreased weight.
- NEW Improved Graphics
- NEW Improved Physics in Skills Modules
- NEW Superior Arm Motion and Interaction
- NEW Robotic Skills Assessment (RSA) Score
Features and benefits
- Portable, stand-alone console can be setup anywhere.
- Integrated management system stores metrics for all users and tasks performed.
- HoST (Hands-on Surgical Training) modules use actual surgical cases for unparalleled realism. Adjustability and usability customizable to each user.
- Proven track record of mechanical and electrical reliability.
- Ergonomically adjustable to each user
Virtual Reality Based Training
- The RoSS II simulator addresses the rapidly growing need for a realistic training environment for robot-assisted surgery by:
- Offering 16 modules with progressive difficulty from pinching, camera and clutch operation to tissue cutting and cautery
- Developing motor and cognitive skills for performing robot-assisted surgery
- Providing in-vivo virtual operative steps with three levels of complexity
- Storing performance metrics for all users in a comprehensive database for export to Excel"
Source: ROSS, Uni. Buffalo