By the same authors

P15: EVALUATING THE INTERNATIONAL USABILITY OF A LOW-COST LAPAROSCOPIC TRAINER IN LOW- AND HIGH-INCOME SETTINGS

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Published copy (DOI)

Author(s)

  • C Franco
  • R Sawhney
  • J Burke
  • N Aruparayil
  • M Chauhan
  • W Bolton
  • A Mishra
  • P Valdastri
  • D Jayne

Department/unit(s)

Publication details

Title of host publicationBritish Journal of Surgery
DatePublished - 27 Apr 2021
PublisherOxford University Press (OUP)
Volume108
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

Introduction Limited access to equipment and trained personnel restrict the adoption of laparoscopic surgery globally. There are a wide range of laparoscopic trainers available; however, most of these are not affordable. We propose an ultra-low-cost laparoscopic trainer (Lap-Pack), designed for portability, ease of assembly and compatibility with smart devices. The study aims to evaluate the usability of Lap-Pack as a training tool in low- and high-income settings. Method An international usability study was conducted in India and the UK in 2019. The participants (n=60), consisting of senior surgeons (n=18), junior trainees (n=20) and medical students (n=22), were asked to complete two tasks using Lap-Pack. Participants then scored Lap-Pack in a 25-point questionnaire, including a pre-established Face-Validity Criteria and four major evaluation categories – Usability, Camera, View, Material. Result Lap-Pack scored highly in Face-Validity with a combined mean score of 4.63 (95 4.31, 4.95, p

Discover related content

Find related publications, people, projects, datasets and more using interactive charts.

View graph of relations