Video Gamers Ahead of Medical Students at Virtual Surgery

Video Gamers Ahead of Medical Students at Virtual Surgery

High-five to all the gamers on the planet! A new study has recently found that the video gamers have proved better than the medical students when they were made to perform a virtual surgery.

Scientist at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UMTB) at Galveston compared the hand-eye coordination and use of virtual surgery tools of gamers to that of UMTB's medical students. And surprisingly, gamers proved themselves to be better surgeons.

The research analyzed the use of machines by the high school gamers, college going gamers and medical students. It included performing surgical procedures virtually like suturing, passing needles and other tasks and analysis emphasized on how their hands and eyes coordinated and how much delicacy they showed in handling instruments.

Among the three groups, high school guys did the best. The study outcomes are really interesting as they suggest that future surgeons who are currently good gamers will perform outstandingly in their future surgeries.

Quoting the gamers better at skills Dr. Sami Kilic of UTMB said, "Our physicians in training have already participated in actual cases. It tells me that this computer games helps a lot to transfer the skills gained from the computer games".

Another study has also asserted that guys who perform reckless driving in video games are actually unsafe at real life driving.

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