This is a hospital affiliated with the University of Tokyo Faculty of Medicine.
Young doctors and medical students are peering intently at a potted plant.
They are training to perform suturing surgery to sew artificial blood vessels.
[Doctor: “When you actually do it, it’s completely different, it’s really difficult.”]
Abdominal aortic aneurysm surgery, which is a particularly difficult type of vascular surgery, has a deep wound that limits vision and hand movement, and the flowerpot recreates a similar environment.
The training is also resulting in improved skills.
An app has also been developed to score stitches based on their width and shape, with the higher the skill, the smaller the score.
A study of medical students found that after 10 hours of training, 먹튀검증토토사이트 they improved from an average of 0.46 to 0.29 and became faster.
The training method and app are being replicated at other universities and healthcare organizations.