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Smart Self-Assembling MagnetS for ENdoscopy (SAMSEN)

Smart Self-Assembling MagnetS for ENdoscopy (SAMSEN)

Licensed to: Beacon Endoscopic
Website: http://www.beaconendoscopic.com

Wireless Biosensor for GI Bleeding

Wireless Biosensor for GI Bleeding

Licensed to: Endolumina

Endoluminal Suturing for Obesity

Endoluminal Suturing for Obesity

Licensed to: Davol, Inc. (2005)

Thompson Endoscopic Skills Trainer (TEST)

Thompson Endoscopic Skills Trainer

The Thompson Endoscopic Skills Trainer (TEST) is a portable training tool designed to assess and improve endoscopic skills. The first of its kind, the TEST is broken up into five task-oriented compartments, each of which develops a particular skill used in endoscopy.

Capable of distinguishing among a wide range of skill levels, from novice to advanced endoscopist, the TEST is a safe, effective, and objective measure of ability. Additionally, as a training tool, the TEST may be used by beginner endoscopists to familiarize themselves with endoscopic maneuvering before proceeding to procedures inside patients, and by more advanced endoscopists to maintain their skills.

Recent publications:

  • Jirapinyo P, Kumar N, Thompson CC. Validation of an endoscopic part-task training box as a skill assessment tool. Gastrointest Endosc. 2014 Oct 10. [Epub ahead of print]. PubMed
  • Thompson CC, Jirapinyo P, Kumar N, Ou A, Camacho A, Lengyel B, Ryan MB. Development and initial validation of an endoscopic part-task training box. Endoscopy. 2014 Sep;46(9):735-44. PubMed