Centre d’innovació i Tecnologia BARCELONATECH

SURGITRAINER: NEW SPIN-OFF OF CREB UPC

The Biomedical Engineering Research Centre (CREB UPC), with the collaboration of the Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau Research Institute (IR HSCSP) and the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC) have created the spin-off SurgiTrainer, a platform for training and accreditation in minimally invasive surgical techniques.

The platform has been evaluated by the European Society for Gynaecological Endoscopy and its training programme Gynaecological Endoscopic Surgical Education and Assessment (GESEA), and meets a recognised shortfall in the training and specialisation of surgeons. The use of this kind of training reduces cost overruns in the health system and improves the quality of surgery. It reduces the risk to the patient, secures a faster recovery, and cuts the number of surgical re-interventions and the length of operations.