Video games improve surgeons
February 20, 2007 Leave a comment
Yet another study has shown there is a strong correlation between video game skills and a surgeon’s capabilities performing laparoscopic surgery.
Laparoscopy surgeries involve manipulating instruments through a small incision or body opening where the surgeon’s movements are guided by watching a television screen.
Out of 33 surgeons who participated in the study, 9 doctors who had at some point played video games at least 3 hours per week:
- made 37% fewer errors
- performed 27% faster
- scored 42% better in the test of surgical skills than the 15 surgeons who had never played video games before.