LaparoscopiX: Expanding Access to Minimally Invasive Surgery
Program: Biomedical Engineering
LaparoscopiX is working in collaboration with mentors from COSECSA (College of Surgeons of East, Central, and Southern Africa) to achieve its mission of increasing global access to safe and effective surgery by initially expanding upon laparoscopic surgical training in Kenya.
LaparoscopiX is an app that acts as a companion for trainees by virtualizing the apprenticeship model and enabling self-driven learning of key laparoscopic skills. It guides users through a gamified version of the FLS curriculum to build their practical skills by tracking their progress and improvement over time, thus reinforcing regular practice habits.