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Toward a Common Framework and Database of Materials for Soft Robotics.

Luc Marechal, Pascale Balland, Lukas Lindenroth, Fotis Petrou, Christos Kontovounisios, Fernando Bello,

To advance the field of soft robotics, a unified database of material constitutive models and experimental characterizations is of paramount importance. This will facilitate the use of finite element analysis to simulate their behavior and optimize the design of soft-bodied robots. Samples from seventeen elastomers, namely Body Double™ SILK, Dragon ... Read more >>

Soft Robot (Soft robotics)
[2020, :]

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Dedicated Poster Abstracts.

Can Med Educ J (Canadian medical education journal)
[2020, 11(2):e154-e273]

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Taking the Pressure off the Patient - Understanding Digital Rectal Examinations on a Real Subject.

Alejandro Granados, Seth Cox, Naomi Low-Beer, Jenny Higham, Roger Kneebone, Fernando Bello,

Better understanding of palpation techniques during unsighted physical examinations has mostly been limited to qualitative and quantitative studies of performance of experts whilst conducting examinations on plastic benchtop models. However, little is known about their performance when conducting such examinations on real subjects. OBJECTIVE:The aim of this paper is to ... Read more >>

IEEE Trans Biomed Eng (IEEE transactions on bio-medical engineering)
[2020, :]

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What are the benefits and risks of sharing patients' diagnostic radiological images with them? A cross-sectional study of the perceptions of patients and clinicians in the UK.

William Allenby Southam Cox, Penelope Cavenagh, Fernando Bello,

OBJECTIVES:The objective for this work was to assess clinical experts' and patients' opinions on the benefits and risks of sharing patients' diagnostic radiological images with them. SETTING:This study was conducted outside of the primary and secondary care settings. Clinical experts were recruited at a UK national imaging and oncology conference, ... Read more >>

BMJ Open (BMJ open)
[2020, 10(1):e033835]

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Soft Pneumatic Actuator for Rendering Anal Sphincter Tone.

Reza Haghighi Osgouei, Luc Marechal, Christos Kontovounisios, Fernando Bello,

Sphincter tone examination, as part of digital rectal examination (DRE), can provide essential information to support the early detection of colorectal cancer. Mastering DRE skills for junior doctors is always challenging due to the lack of real training cases. In this article, we developed a soft pneumatic active actuator,made of ... Read more >>

IEEE Trans Haptics (IEEE transactions on haptics)
[2020, 13(1):183-190]

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Is the diagnostic radiological image an underutilised resource? Exploring the literature.

William A S Cox, Penelope Cavenagh, Fernando Bello,

The number of diagnostic imaging examinations being undertaken in the UK is rising. Due to the expensive nature of producing these examinations and the risks associated with exposing living tissue to the ionising radiation used by many of the imaging techniques, this growth comes with both a financial and a ... Read more >>

Insights Imaging (Insights into imaging)
[2019, 10(1):13]

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A new approach to multi-professional end of life care training using a sequential simulation (SqS Simulation™) design: A mixed methods study.

Anna Weil, Sharon Marie Weldon, Miranda Kronfli, Ben Watkins, Roger Kneebone, Fernando Bello, Sarah Cox,

BACKGROUND:A need for improved education and training for hospital staff caring for patients in the last year of life was identified at an urban UK hospital. Sequential Simulation (SqS Simulation™) is a type of simulation that recreates a patient's journey, considering the longitudinal element of care and how this might ... Read more >>

Nurse Educ Today (Nurse education today)
[2018, 71:26-33]

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Basic skin surgery interactive simulation: system description and randomised educational trial.

Hasan Naveed, Richard Hudson, Manaf Khatib, Fernando Bello,

Learning the skills required for open surgery is essential for trainee progression towards more advanced technical procedures. Simulation supports skill enhancement at a time when exposure to actual surgical procedures and traditional apprentice-based teaching has declined. The proliferation of smartphone and tablet devices with rich, touch sensitive displays and increasing ... Read more >>

Adv Simul (Lond) (Advances in simulation (London, England))
[2018, 3:14]

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Real-time Visualisation and Analysis of Clinicians' Performance during Palpation in Physical Examinations.

Alejandro Granados, Naomi Low-Beer, Jenny Higham, Roger Kneebone, Fernando Bello,

OBJECTIVE:Motivated by the fact that palpation skills are challenging to learn and teach, particularly during Digital Rectal Examinations (DRE), and the lack of understanding of what constitutes adequate performance, we present a visualisation and analysis system that uses small position and pressure sensors located on the examining finger, allowing the ... Read more >>

IEEE Trans Biomed Eng (IEEE transactions on bio-medical engineering)
[2018, 65(9):2042-2051]

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Distributed Simulation as a modelling tool for the development of a simulation-based training programme for cardiovascular specialties.

Tanika Kelay, Kah Leong Chan, Emmanuel Ako, Mohammad Yasin, Charis Costopoulos, Matthew Gold, Roger K Kneebone, Iqbal S Malik, Fernando Bello,

Distributed Simulation is the concept of portable, high-fidelity immersive simulation. Here, it is used for the development of a simulation-based training programme for cardiovascular specialities. We present an evidence base for how accessible, portable and self-contained simulated environments can be effectively utilised for the modelling, development and testing of a ... Read more >>

Adv Simul (Lond) (Advances in simulation (London, England))
[2017, 2:16]

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Standardizing bimanual vaginal examination using cognitive task analysis.

Isabella Plumptre, Omar Mulki, Alejandro Granados, Claudine Gayle, Shahla Ahmed, Naomi Low-Beer, Jenny Higham, Fernando Bello,

To create a standardized universal list of procedural steps for bimanual vaginal examination (BVE) for teaching, assessment, and simulator development.This observational study, conducted from June-July 2012 and July-December 2014, collected video data of 10 expert clinicians performing BVE in a nonclinical environment. Video data were analyzed to produce a cognitive ... Read more >>

Int J Gynaecol Obstet (International journal of gynaecology and obstetrics: the official organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics)
[2017, 139(1):114-119]

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Validation of NOViSE.

Przemyslaw Korzeniowski, Daniel C Brown, Mikael H Sodergren, Alastair Barrow, Fernando Bello,

The goal of this study was to establish face, content, and construct validity of NOViSE-the first force-feedback enabled virtual reality (VR) simulator for natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery (NOTES). Fourteen surgeons and surgical trainees performed 3 simulated hybrid transgastric cholecystectomies using a flexible endoscope on NOViSE. Four of them were ... Read more >>

Surg Innov (Surgical innovation)
[2017, 24(1):55-65]

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Sequential simulation (SqS) of clinical pathways: a tool for public and patient engagement in point-of-care diagnostics.

Jeremy R Huddy, Sharon-Marie Weldon, Shvaita Ralhan, Tim Painter, George B Hanna, Roger Kneebone, Fernando Bello,

OBJECTIVES:Public and patient engagement (PPE) is fundamental to healthcare research. To facilitate effective engagement in novel point-of-care tests (POCTs), the test and downstream consequences of the result need to be considered. Sequential simulation (SqS) is a tool to represent patient journeys and the effects of intervention at each and subsequent ... Read more >>

BMJ Open (BMJ open)
[2016, 6(9):e011043]

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Sequential simulation of a patient journey.

Sharon-Marie Weldon, Shvaita Ralhan, Lis Paice, Roger Kneebone, Fernando Bello,

To develop an intervention for educating pharmacists (community and hospital) about integrated care and their role in implementing it.We developed a sequential simulation derived from a patient's journey, with the key scenario featuring a community pharmacist. The scenarios were designed with input from pharmacists and patients, and emphasised the point ... Read more >>

Clin Teach (The clinical teacher)
[2017, 14(2):90-94]

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Engaging patients and clinicians through simulation: rebalancing the dynamics of care.

Roger Kneebone, Sharon-Marie Weldon, Fernando Bello,

This paper proposes simulation-based enactment of care as an innovative and fruitful means of engaging patients and clinicians to create collaborative solutions to healthcare issues. This use of simulation is a radical departure from traditional transmission models of education and training. Instead, we frame simulation as co-development, through which professionals, ... Read more >>

Adv Simul (Lond) (Advances in simulation (London, England))
[2016, 1:19]

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Exploring the potential of sequential simulation.

Polly Powell, Zinah Sorefan, Sara Hamilton, Roger Kneebone, Fernando Bello,

Several recent papers have highlighted the need for better integrated care to improve health care for children and families. Our team spent a year exploring the potential of 'Sequential Simulation' (SqS) as a teaching tool to address this need with young people and multidisciplinary teams. SqS allows the simulation of ... Read more >>

Clin Teach (The clinical teacher)
[2016, 13(2):112-118]

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Sequential Simulation (SqS): an innovative approach to educating GP receptionists about integrated care via a patient journey--a mixed methods approach.

Sharon-Marie Weldon, Shvaita Ralhan, Elisabeth Paice, Roger Kneebone, Fernando Bello,

An evaluation of an effective and engaging intervention for educating general practice (GP) receptionists about integrated care and the importance of their role within the whole system was conducted.Workshops took place in North West London, one of England's 14 'Integrated Care Pioneers.' Three training days featuring Sequential Simulations (SqS) were ... Read more >>

BMC Fam Pract (BMC family practice)
[2015, 16:109]

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The Relationship Between Technical And Nontechnical Skills Within A Simulation-Based Ureteroscopy Training Environment.

Oliver Brunckhorst, Shahab Shahid, Abdullatif Aydin, Shahid Khan, Craig McIlhenny, James Brewin, Arun Sahai, Fernando Bello, Roger Kneebone, Muhammad Shamim Khan, Prokar Dasgupta, Kamran Ahmed,

Little integration of technical and nontechnical skills (e.g., situational awareness, communication, decision making, teamwork, and leadership) teaching exists within surgery. We therefore aimed to (1) evaluate the relationship between these 2 skill sets within a simulation-based environment and (2) assess if certain nontechnical skill components are of particular relevance to ... Read more >>

J Surg Educ (Journal of Surgical Education)
[2015, 72(5):1039-1044]

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Proteomic and metabolomic profiling of Valencia orange fruit after natural frost exposure

Valeria E Perotti, Alejandra S Moreno, Karina E J Trípodi, Guillermo Meier, Fernando Bello, Mariángeles Cocco, Daniel Vázquez, Catalina Anderson, Florencio E Podestá,

The aim of this study was to evaluate the response of orange fruit (Citrus sinensis var. Valencia Late) to freezing stress in planta, both immediately after the natural event and after a week, in order to understand the biochemical and molecular basis of the changes that later derive in internal ... Read more >>

Physiol Plant (Physiologia plantarum)
[2015, 153(3):337-354]

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Full immersion simulation: validation of a distributed simulation environment for technical and non-technical skills training in Urology.

James Brewin, Jessica Tang, Prokar Dasgupta, Muhammad S Khan, Kamran Ahmed, Fernando Bello, Roger Kneebone, Peter Jaye,

OBJECTIVE:To evaluate the face, content and construct validity of the distributed simulation (DS) environment for technical and non-technical skills training in endourology. To evaluate the educational impact of DS for urology training. SUBJECTS AND METHODS:DS offers a portable, low-cost simulated operating room environment that can be set up in any ... Read more >>

BJU Int. (BJU international)
[2015, 116(1):156-162]

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Simulation-based ureteroscopy skills training curriculum with integration of technical and non-technical skills: a randomised controlled trial.

Oliver Brunckhorst, Shahab Shahid, Abdullatif Aydin, Craig McIlhenny, Shahid Khan, Syed Johar Raza, Arun Sahai, James Brewin, Fernando Bello, Roger Kneebone, Muhammad Shamim Khan, Prokar Dasgupta, Kamran Ahmed,

BACKGROUND:Current training modalities within ureteroscopy have been extensively validated and must now be integrated within a comprehensive curriculum. Additionally, non-technical skills often cause surgical error and little research has been conducted to combine this with technical skills teaching. This study therefore aimed to develop and validate a curriculum for semi-rigid ... Read more >>

Surg Endosc (Surgical endoscopy)
[2015, 29(9):2728-2735]

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Proteomic and metabolomic profiling of Valencia orange fruit after natural frost exposure.

Valeria E Perotti, Alejandra S Moreno, Karina E J Trípodi, Guillermo Meier, Fernando Bello, Mariángeles Cocco, Daniel Vázquez, Catalina Anderson, Florencio E Podestá,

The aim of this study was to evaluate the response of orange fruit (Citrus sinensis var. Valencia Late) to freezing stress in planta, both immediately after the natural event and after a week, in order to understand the biochemical and molecular basis of the changes that later derive in internal ... Read more >>

Physiol Plant (Physiologia plantarum)
[2015, 153(3):337-354]

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Assessing Performance in Shoulder Arthroscopy: The Imperial Global Arthroscopy Rating Scale (IGARS).

Sofia Bayona, Kash Akhtar, Chinmay Gupte, Roger J H Emery, Alexander L Dodds, Fernando Bello,

BACKGROUND:Surgical training is undergoing major changes with reduced resident work hours and an increasing focus on patient safety and surgical aptitude. The aim of this study was to create a valid, reliable method for an assessment of arthroscopic skills that is independent of time and place and is designed for ... Read more >>

J Bone Joint Surg Am (The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume)
[2014, 96(13):e112]

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Validation of open inguinal hernia repair simulation model: a randomized controlled educational trial.

Manaf Khatib, Niels Hald, Harry Brenton, Mohamad Fahed Barakat, Sudip K Sarker, Nigel Standfield, Paul Ziprin, Roger Kneebone, Fernando Bello,

BACKGROUND: A hernia repair open surgical simulation computer software was developed at Imperial College London. A randomized controlled educational trial was conducted to investigate the benefit of the simulation on the development of procedural knowledge. METHODS: Medical students in their clinical years were invited to participate in the trial. Students ... Read more >>

Am. J. Surg. (American journal of surgery)
[2014, 208(2):295-301]

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Real time cancer prediction based on objective tissue compliance measurement in endoscopic surgery.

Morkos Fakhry, Fernando Bello, George B Hanna,

OBJECTIVE: To investigate the feasibility of real time cancer tissue diagnosis intraoperatively based on in vivo tissue compliance measurements obtained by a recently developed laparoscopic smart device. BACKGROUND: Cancer tissue is stiffer than its normal counterpart. Modern forms of remote surgery such as laparoscopic and robotic surgical techniques diminish direct ... Read more >>

Ann. Surg. (Annals of surgery)
[2014, 259(2):369-373]

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