Competence Assessment for Spinal Anaesthesia

  • Dietrich Albert
  • Cord Hockemeyer
  • Zsuzsanna Kulcsar
  • George Shorten
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4799)


The authors describe a new approach towards assessing skills of medical trainees. Based on experiences from previous projects with (i) applying virtual environments for medical training and (ii) competence assessment and personalisation in technology enhanced learning environments, a system for personalised medical training with virtual environments is built. Thus, the practical training of motor skills is connected with the user-oriented view of personalised computer-based testing and training. The results of this integration will be tested using a haptic device for training spinal anaesthesia.


Competence Assessment Competence-based Knowledge Space Theory Spinal Anaesthesia Usability in Ambient Assisted Living and Life Long Learning Simulations in Medicine 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dietrich Albert
    • 1
  • Cord Hockemeyer
    • 1
  • Zsuzsanna Kulcsar
    • 2
  • George Shorten
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Graz, 8010 Graz, Austria, Department of Psychology, Cognitive Science Section 
  2. 2.HSE South, Cork University Hospital, Cork, Ireland, Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine 

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