Carleton, CHEO partner to build AI-powered pediatric surgery simulator

Carleton University students are working with researchers at CHEO to build an AI simulator for pediatric surgery training. Surgical trainees will be able to use the simulator to hone their skills for highly technical laparoscope procedures by allowing them to perform these procedures under the guidance of a computer monitor that mimics a patient’s body. Each gesture the trainee makes is recorded, analyzed, and assessed using AI. “It’s like the flight simulation in the aviation industry,” said CHEO Pediatric Surgeon and Researcher Dr Ahmad Nasr. “I think this project is very promising and it’s paving the way towards better training, and hence, this will translate into less complications and problems in the surgery.”

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