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Gamers are better at robotic surgery than doctors.

CalmOceansCalmOceans Member UncommonPosts: 2,437

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2012-11/uotm-ygo111512.php

"According to a new study from researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (UTMB) – a world leader in minimally invasive and robotic surgery – the superior hand-eye coordination and hand skills gained from hours of repetitive joystick maneuvers mimic the abilities needed to perform today's most technologically-advanced robotic surgeries.

Both high school sophomores who played video games on average two hours per day and college students who played four hours of video games daily matched, and in some cases exceeded, the skills of the residents on parameters that included how much tension the subjects put on their instruments, how precise their hand-eye coordination was and how steady their grasping skills were when performing surgical tasks suck as suturing, passing a needle or lifting surgical instruments with the robotic arms."

Comments

  • PraetorianiPraetoriani Member Posts: 1,147
    Not doctors, medicine college students. Only some of which have (probably very limited) experience in an operating theatre.
  • OG_ZorvanOG_Zorvan Member EpicPosts: 2,277

    If I go into the hospital to have surgery, and while laying there I see the doc picking up an Xbox controller saying "Let's get started.", I'm getting off the table and leaving.

    I don't care if I have a hole the size of a Buick in my chest, I refuse to add to someones achievement score.



    MMORPG.COM took away my swinging cheerleader butt .gif.

  • CalmOceansCalmOceans Member UncommonPosts: 2,437
    Originally posted by OG_Zorvan

    If I go into the hospital to have surgery, and while laying there I see the doc picking up an Xbox controller saying "Let's get started.", I'm getting off the table and leaving.

    I don't care if I have a hole the size of a Buick in my chest, I refuse to add to someones achievement score.

    lol

  • EtherougeEtherouge Member Posts: 514
    Originally posted by CalmOceans
    Originally posted by OG_Zorvan

    If I go into the hospital to have surgery, and while laying there I see the doc picking up an Xbox controller saying "Let's get started.", I'm getting off the table and leaving.

    I don't care if I have a hole the size of a Buick in my chest, I refuse to add to someones achievement score.

    lol

    Achievement unloc–

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