Duke REST has a da Vinci S devoted for full time research and training purposes. The da Vinci S is housed in the Duke Vivarium.
Duke REST, with the leadership of Dr. Nazema Siddiqui, has a da Vinci Skills Simulator on loan from Intuitive Surgical, Inc. for research purposes. The da Vinci Skills Simulator is housed in the Duke SEAL.
Duke REST has recently acquired a trakSTAR electromagnetic motion tracking system (Ascension Technology Corporation, Northern Digital Inc.). The trakSTAR system has 16 sensors for tracking 6 degree-of-freedom motions outside of line-of-sight. Duke REST is currently using the trakSTAR to better understand surgeon learning for laparoscopic and robotic-assisted tasks and to determine what kinematic features could be markers for proficiency.