NORFOLK-- For the past eight months Eastern Virginia Medical School students have been practicing invasive procedures on an Xbox-style simulator.
The Automated Intelligent Mentory System watches every move the students make and then corrects their mistakes and points out their accomplishments.
Students use the system to practice procedures commonly used in patient care. The system functions without the need for a teacher to oversee the training or to critique performance and allows the student the freedom to practice as much as necessary to master the technique.
Even though the system was designed to be used in medical education, it has broad applications that could include any technological process or procedure.