Independent Validation, Proven Results

study abstracts with links to full publications

2016    2015    2014    2013    2012    2011    2010 and earlier

At Mimic, we understand that independent validation is of utmost importance to our customers. We are proud to say that the dV-Trainer has demonstrated face, content, construct, and concurrent validity in multiple studies. More recently, studies have concluded that the dV-Trainer is comparable to dry-lab training on the da Vinci® robot (concurrent validity), and efforts are under way to assess the predictive validity of the simulator.

Mimic’s dV-Trainer was the first commercially available simulator for robotic surgery with the first prototype installed at Indiana University’s Department of Urology in February of 2007. The dV-Trainer remains the only stand-alone robotic simulator that has been independently validated in published studies.

Validation Definitions:
Face: Realistic look and feel

Content: Useful as a training tool

Construct: Ability to distinguish between Novice and Expert users

Concurrent: Compares to a similar or related construct (Dry Labs, Tissue Lab, etc.)

Predictive: Predicts actual performance in the O.R.

 

 

DVSS

(ISI Hardware,
Mimic Software)

dV-Trainer

(Mimic Hardware
Mimic Software)

Face

Subjective realism of the simulator

Hung 2011

Liss 2012

Tanaka 2015

Lendvay 2008

Kenney 2009

Perrenot 2012

Korets 2011

Tanaka 2015

Content

Judgement of appropriateness of the teaching modality

Hung 2011

Liss 2012

Tanaka 2015

Kenney 2009

Sethi 2009

Perrenot 2012

Tanaka 2015

Construct

Able to distinguish experienced from inexperienced surgeon

Hung 2011

Liss 2012

Finnegan 2012

Hung 2013

Tanaka 2015

Kenney 2009

Korets 2011

Perrenot 2012

Tanaka 2015

Concurrent

Extent to which the simulator correlates with the “ Gold standard”

Hung 2012

Tergas 2013

Hubert 2015

Korets 2011

Perrenot 2012

Lendvay 2013

Hubert 2015

Predicative

Extent to which simulator predicts future performance

Hung 2012

Tergas 2013

Culligan 2014