The highly successful platform for the LapSim System is used to complete the development of this high-quality colonoscopy simulator. While interacting with a computer-based simulation of the human colon, physicians will be able to train the various ways to manage complications and diverse scenarios. Patients will benefit from more highly skilled physicians, reduced risks and improved screening efficacy. A colonoscopy is a difficult procedure to master and physicians require hundreds of supervised procedures to reach an expert level of proficiency.
Ninety percent of bowel cancers can be treated successfully if identified early, yet a shortage of trained doctors means there are long waiting lists for colonoscopies. Just 40 percent of people with bowel cancer are diagnosed in the early stages.