eoSurgical’s instrument tracking training software, SurgTrac, is able to generate natural language feedback based on surgeon performance during simulated tasks. We analyse your data and suggest specific areas to focus on by articulating instructions in a natural language format. For example, if our instrument tracking software reveals that you rely heavily on your dominant hand to complete a task, we suggest you spread instruments movements more evenly (as is observed in experienced, high performing surgeons).
Joining the party recently is another fledgling technology that can understand and generate natural language text: ChatGPT, a chatbot developed by OpenAI. We thought we would test it, by tasking it to write the next blog:
“The medical field has come a long way since the days of apprenticeship-style learning, where students would observe and assist experienced physicians in real-life procedures. Today, the use of simulation training has revolutionized medical education, offering a safe and controlled environment for students to learn and practice their skills.
Simulation training has been used in the aviation industry for decades, and now it has made its way into the medical field. The use of simulation in medical education allows students to experience procedures in a realistic, yet controlled environment. By using realistic models and equipment, students can practice procedures, such as surgeries, without risking the safety of real patients.
In the field of surgery, simulation training has been especially beneficial. With the help of eoSurgical, a leading provider of medical simulation training, surgical students and residents can now practice procedures safely. Not only does simulation training benefit students, but it also has the potential to improve patient safety. By allowing medical students and residents to practice procedures in a controlled environment, simulation training reduces the risk of errors and adverse events in real-life procedures. This can lead to better outcomes for patients, and it can also help to reduce the cost of healthcare by reducing the number of complications and re-operations.”
This a decent summary by an AI! How this technology develops and finds utility – generally and also in healthcare settings – will be interesting and exciting.
Consultant Neurosurgeon and Honorary Senior Lecturer, Edinburgh
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