The VirtaMed ArthroS™ has been developed as a joint effort with medical experts from the Balgrist University Hospital and the ETH Zurich. It provides instructional teaching, training of diagnostic and therapeutic arthroscopy with the original endoscopic tools, and objective performance feedback.
The anatomic knee model provides realistic tactile sensation. The platform combines the best of two worlds: The real haptic feeling of the knee model with the widespread possibilities of virtual reality simulation.
Acquiring basic arthroscopic skills is not easy to do. It requires dedicated learning and many repetitions of the same interventions.
The new basic skill training on the ArthroS™ simulator makes climbing up the learning curve fun: Exercises such as "Catch the Stars" prepare for loose body removal. Ghost tools and colored regions show the trainee exactly how to perform a correct diagnostic tour of the knee.