Center for Research in Education and Simulation Technologies

  • A lifesaving role for virtual reality

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  • Welcome to CREST

  • A Message From Dr. Sweet

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  • GreenLight Sim

  • 3D Anatomical Structures

  • Anaplastology Lab

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  • How well can simulation training prepare combat medics for the real thing? U of M leads the team that will find out Read more
  • Welcome to CREST! CREST is a part of the Department of Urologic Surgery of the University of Minnesota Medical School. We specialize in producing and adapting surgical simulators for medical procedures. Explore the website to learn more about us! Read More
  • Welcome to CREST! If you have any questions we invite you to contact us in order to facilitate in-person meetings. Our mission is to be a world leader in the research and development of novel curricula and simulation models to help drive the future of health-care professional education.
  • Photo-selective vaporization of the prostate (PVP) is an established and effective method to treat lower urinary tract symptoms secondary to benign prostatic hyperplasia. Virtual Reality (VR) simulation opportunities for PVP may facilitate... Read More
  • At the heart of our simulation work is an innovative method for building accurate, 3D reconstructions of human anatomy. Read More
  • &nbsp;Our lab develops realistic appearing and behaving human structures, used for training students and practicing medical staff.  Read More
  • A web-based, 3D anatomy guide to individual human structures and common pathophysiological conditions and the procedures used to treat them. Read More


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  • Last modified on October 22, 2012