Since many years training in laparoscopy is done with simple box-trainers and Virtual reality systems. These systems are used by educators to asses surgical performance of their students and staff. As only instrument handling and task time are used for objective assessment, true indicators that predict safe tissue handling (e.g. tissue rupture or pinch damage) are not part of the assessment. With ForceSense, interaction forces are measured and evaluated because rushing a training task may lead to a fast time score but increases the risk of tissue damage. As in the OR careful tissue handling increases the safety of the procedure. ForceSense is the only training system to reward careful tissue handling in its scoring metrics.

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