08007281 is referenced by 23 patents and cites 62 patents.

A videoendoscopic surgery training system includes a housing defining a practice volume in which a simulated anatomical structure is disposed. Surgical instruments can be inserted into the practice volume to access the anatomical structure. A digital video camera is disposed within the housing to image the anatomical structure on a display. The position of the digital video camera is supported within the practice volume by a camera bracket that enables a position of the video camera relative to the bracket to be selectively changed, thereby changing a viewing angle achieved by the video camera. In one embodiment the camera bracket is coupled to a boom, a proximal end of which extends outside the housing to enable additional positioning of the digital video camera by user adjustment of the proximal end of the boom. The housing preferably includes a light source configured to illuminate the anatomical structure.

Laparoscopic and endoscopic trainer including a digital camera with multiple camera angles
Application Number
Publication Number
8007281 (B2)
Application Date
April 13, 2006
Publication Date
August 30, 2011
Christopher C Toly
Ronald M Anderson
G09B 23/28
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