Urology Research & Practice
Surgical Technique

No-cable and smartphone/tablet: A functional laparoscopic training box “Fu-Lap T-Box”

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Department of Urology, Fatih Sultan Mehmet Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey

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Department of Urology, University of Health Sciences, Sultan Abdulhamid Han Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey

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Department of Urology, Dumlupınar University School of Medicine, Kütahya, Turkey

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Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Health Sciences, Fatih Sultan Mehmet Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey

Urol Res Pract 2018; 44: 428-431
DOI: 10.5152/tud.2018.56313
Read: 2609 Downloads: 555 Published: 25 July 2019

Abstract

Because of the long and variable learning curve of laparoscopic surgery, before  its actual application, a well-designed practical simulating instruments like laparoscopic training boxes are needed. But because of unfavourable cost-effectiveness and huge sizes of these boxes, surgeons hardly procure, and carry them. We aimed to design a new, cheap, light and handy laparoscopic training box. Our training box is made of aluminium and used with smartphone or tablet. There is no need for a power unit. Our foldable box has dimensions of 52x38x4 cm, and weighs 2.8 kg and foldable. There are 5 working ports in it. Compared to its alternatives “Fu-Lap T-Box” is much cheaper, lighter and more comfortable. In our opinion it is possible to design and use a new cheaper and portable simulator to gain more hands-on experience before the real surgery.


Cite this article as
: Uruç F, Akan S, Aras B, Uruç E, Verit A. No-cable and smartphone/tablet: A functional laparoscopic training box “Fu-Lap T-Box”. Turk J Urol 2018; 44(5): 428-31.

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