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logoLapFormThe result of the project has been the creation of eight on-line courses about Ergonomics for laparoscopic surgeons and laparoscopic instruments designers


On September 11th, 2014, the final meeting of the project was held at the Jesús Usón Minimally Invasive Surgery Centre in Cáceres (Spain). During this meeting the results of the previous phases, especially the findings of the pilot tests, were evaluated and the exploitation plan of the final results was also approved. During September, the partners have performed the final adjustments and improvements of the e-learning courses.

The main objective of LapForm project is the development of the contents and the implementation of on-line courses to assure surgeons and laparoscopic instruments designers a worthy education and training along their professional career. These courses are focused on ergonomics applied to laparoscopy, as well as matching product innovation with the needs of laparoscopic surgeons, and the latter with their working environment.


To develop the project a work plan has been carried out including the definition of training needs, development of the structure and contents of the courses, their implementation in a e-learning platform, and finally their validation through pilot tests. The courses have been developed in English, Spanish, German and Polish, and will be available in the IBV virtual campus (http://campus.ibv.org).

All the project partners attended the meeting: Instituto de Biomecánica de Valencia (IBV) – Spain; Jesús Usón Minimally Invasive Surgery Centre (JUMISC) – Spain; Instytut Techniki Gorniczej (KOMAG) – Spain; Sociedad Española de Cirugía Laparoscópica y Robótica (SECLA) –Spain; Silesian University of Technology – Poland; Faculty of Organization and Management (SUT) – Poland; Institute of Biomechanics, Trauma Center Murnau and Paracelsus Private Medical University Salzburg (MURNAU) – Germany.

More information about the courses and all the materials developed can be found on the project website: http://lapform.eu/index.php/en/ and also on the Facebook site: https://www.facebook.com/LapformProject


The LapForm project (527985-LLP-1-2012-ES-LEONARDO-LMP) is funded by the European Commission under the Lifelong Learning Programme.

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