Simendo camera

The Simendo camera is a simulator that trains skills for a zero and thirty degree endoscope. The trainee will learn to handle the zero degree endoscope by following around objects and instruments and by aiming at different locations on the liver. The 30 degrees angled endoscope movements are trained by finding objects hidden in boxes and by tracing lines around the liver.

Key features

  • 0 degree camera curriculum
  • 30 degree camera curriculum
  • Online certification
  • Online support
  • Compete online against your peers
  • Connected to MySimendo.com
  • Unlimited trainees

Product videos

zero-degree camera curriculum

Follow the instrument with the zero degree laparoscope.

Follow both instruments with the zero degree laparoscope.

Check the dice and find the number on the sticky notes.

Navigate to the spheres along the liver and keep the laparoscope steady until they disappear.

Follow the trace of the moving sphere along the liver with the laparoscope.

Thirty degree camera curriculum

Experience the difference between the handling of a lapaorscopic instrument and camera.

Find the spheres in the four boxes by rotating the thirty degree camera lens and keep the horizon steady. Boxes are positioned in North-South-East-West directions.

Follow the trace of the moving sphere along the liver with the laparoscope.

Find the spheres located in the six boxes by rotating the thirty degree camera lens and keep the horizon steady. Boxes are positioned in all directions.

Find out which laparoscope you are using (zero or thirty degree) and give the correct answer. The type of laparoscope is random at the start of the exercise.

Scientific publications

  • Graafland, M., Bok, K., Schreuder, H.W., & Schijven, M.P. (2013) A Multicenter Prospective Cohort Study on Camera Navigation Training for Key User Groups in Minimally Invasive Surgery. Surgical Innovation, 21(3), 312-319.

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24132469