Young gamers offer insights into robotic surgery training (Wired UK)

by León De la Rosa Carrillo

A maternal nag familiar to the ears of many young gamers usually follows the lines of “you’re wasting your life in front of a console”. Browbeaten controller wielders rejoice — a new study from the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) has proven that the superior hand-eye coordination skills honed from hours of joystick-based gaming are the same talents required to master the world’s most advanced robotic surgery tools.