A new paper has been published on training with FreeHand with a group from the ICENI Centre, Colchester University Hospital and Anglia Ruskin University. It shows how quickly and easily competence to operate the device can be accomplished in a non-clinical situation with a group of 20 surgeons. At the conclusion of three short sets of exercises, 85% of users reported 'effective control of all movements' or 'competent intuitive movements' . In the final set of exercises, 95% of the surgeons completed them with a 'perfect' combination of head and foot movements.
Mohammed Sbaih, Thanjakumar H. A. Arulampalam & Roger W. Motson
(2016): Rate of skill acquisition in the use of a robotic laparoscope holder (FreeHand®),
Minimally Invasive Therapy & Allied Technologies, DOI: 10.1080/13645706.2016.1182031