Validation of Robotic Surgery Simulator (RoSS)

Thenkurussi Kesavadas, Andrew Stegemann, Gughan Sathyaseelan, Ashirwad Chowriappa, Govindarajan Srimathveeravalli, Stéfanie Seixas-Mikelus, Rameella Chandrasekhar, Gregory Wilding, Khurshid Guru

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Recent growth of daVinci™ Robotic Surgical System as a minimally invasive surgery tool has led to a call for better training of future surgeons. In this paper, a new virtual reality simulator, called RoSS is presented. Initial results from two studies - face and content validity, are very encouraging. 90% of the cohort of expert robotic surgeons felt that the simulator was excellent or somewhat close to the touch and feel of the daVinci console. Content validity of the simulator received 90% approval in some cases. These studies demonstrate that RoSS has the potential of becoming an important training tool for the daVinci surgical robot.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMedicine Meets Virtual Reality 18
Subtitle of host publicationNextMed, MMVR18
PublisherIOS Press
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)9781607507055
StatePublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365


  • Robot assisted surgery
  • content validity
  • face validity
  • virtual training

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management


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