Mixed reality

Real instruments, real graphics, real feel


Our expertise

Put your devices in the hands of surgeons for the ultimate realistic and risk-free training.

VirtaMed's award-winning, patented mixed reality simulators are a unique combination of sensorized original surgical instruments, advanced haptic interfaces, and the latest in computer graphics. Together they enable a fully digitized learning journey.


Solutions

Real instruments

Your instruments can be integrated into hands-on simulation training, and operative elements accurately replicated on screen.

Give surgeons a familiar feeling of your devices in their hands. Our engineering teams have decades of experience in adapting medical devices for use in simulation. VirtaMed's technology can track instrument movements with sub-millimeter accuracy alongside a virtual 3D model.

Real feel

Your protocols and procedures can be practiced with lifelike anatomical models that can be reused time after time.

VirtaMed's haptic technologies have been independently validated as providing the most realistic tactile and tissue feedback. Our solutions combine smart anatomical rubber models with active haptic elements to accurately replicate diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. Advanced physics simulation gives surgeons the most realistic interaction with each individual organ and tissue.

Real graphics

Your target pathologies can be replicated at different difficulty levels, with on-demand complications and pre-set adverse events.

Two decades of research into computer science enables us to create photorealistic graphics for an unrivalled range of imaging technology, including endoscopy, fluoroscopy and ultrasound. Augmented reality gives surgeons optional intraoperative simulation guidance to improve understanding of the anatomy and procedure.


Portable and modular simulator platforms

Versatile, compact, easily transportable laptop-based simulation platform with multi-touch screen for your busy sales fleet on the go. Ergonomic, mobile, height-adjustable display cart with movable multi-touch screen for conferences, training centers and hospitals. Both compatible with all VirtaMed training modules, including general surgery, ob/gyn and orthopedics.


Capabilities / Technologies

Orthopedics

VirtaMed ArthroS™ is the most realistic arthroscopic simulator, with photorealistic graphics and passive haptic feedback. It has not only been validated to accelerate the acquisition and improvement of arthroscopic skills, but also reduces time and cost with proficiency-based training and assessment.

Gynecology

The VirtaMed GynoS™ covers the entire spectrum of OB/GYN training: from obstetric ultrasound, to hysteroscopy, embryo transfer, and IUD placement. It provides the most realistic training environment possible with photorealistic graphics and natural haptic feedback.

Laparoscopy

Numerous medical training institutions find that integrating laparoscopic simulation into their curriculum both improves training outcomes and ultimately supports better patient care. Benefit from VirtaMed’s decades of experience and expertise in laparoscopy training and education. Your residents will enter the OR with confidence!

Urology

VirtaMed UroS™ provides simulation training for TURP, TURB, and Laser Enucleation of the Prostate with Thulium (ThuLEP) or Holmium (HoLEP). Urologists learn to master instruments and manage complications without involving live patients. Didactic content and expert movies exemplify best techniques. Individual courses allow for personalized urologic surgery training.


Partnership

I firmly believe that simulation training should be considered an essential component, rather than a mere option, in surgical education and robotic surgery training. VirtaMed's Dexter simulator is remarkably close to the actual Dexter robot, making it an invaluable tool for honing the skills necessary to operate the robot proficiently before entering the operating room.

Prof. Dieter Hahnloser

Chief Surgeon, and Head of Colorectal Surgery at the University Hospital Lausanne, Switzerland / Performed the first general surgery procedure with Dexter in 2021

We are pleased to partner with VirtaMed, whose 15 years of experience in providing training solutions for minimally invasive transvaginal surgeries will be invaluable as we work to integrate proficiency-based simulation across the skills development pathway for surgeons using our Hominis System.

VirtaMed has shown us that they are not just our vendor, but a strategic partner in a vision to improve patient outcomes together with us. Our experience with VirtaMed has far exceeded expectations, and we strongly recommend them for any new  company moving into medical simulation or taking their simulation to the next level.

Michael Conditt, PhD

Senior Vice President, Strategic Marketing and Clinical Development at Momentis Surgical

We were looking for a portable solution that demonstrates the experience and advantages of Symani while providing a realistic microsurgery training environment. In VirtaMed, we’ve found a partner who shares our mission to improve patient outcomes and the quality of care through comprehensive training methods, allowing us to enrich the training experiences of our surgeons and drive adoption of robotic microsurgery.

Mark Toland

CEO of MMI

The aim of simulation is to standardize best practices to ultimately improve clinical outcomes using skill and procedural-based metrics while reducing the learning curve to becoming proficient with the system. Virtual reality-based simulation offers physicians the opportunity to acquire the necessary skills to become technically competent prior to use in a real-world clinical setting.

Chris Klecher

Senior Vice President, Upstream Marketing, EndoQuest Robotics

With Virtamed’s unique expertise in simulation training solutions and Aspivix’ s commitment to advancing women’s healthcare through innovation designed for clinicians with women’s experience in mind, we focused on supporting healthcare professionals with new medical education to improve IUDs placement with our Carevix. Our early adopters have been impressed by the quality, ease-of-use, and innovation of the 3D online simulator on IUD.

Together with our shared goal to improve patient care, our collaboration with VirtaMed represents an incredible opportunity to advance innovation in FemTech and revolutionize the medical education for current and future healthcare professionals in gynecology.

Mathieu Horras

CEO and co-founder of ASPIVIX

Improving patient care is at the core of what we do; education and proper training on Paragard® plays a crucial role. The agility and flexibility of the VirtaMed developer team is outstanding!  We couldn’t be happier with the quality of the simulator training program and the tools they created for us. Our simulators are a customized interactive solution that delivers a user-friendly, compliant experience for healthcare professionals.

Priscilla Tavener

Senior Director of Marketing, CooperSurgical


Team - How we work?

Fast and agile

Regular in-house meetings and consistent syncs with our customers makes it easy to iterate and deliver ahead of time.

Hands-on

We work directly with your robotic surgical system, to create the most realistic user experience for your simulator.

Close cooperation

For the duration of our cooperation we integrate into your team and rely on your experts’ and key opinion leaders’ feedback.


Interested in working together?

United States

Fabiano Caldas

Chief Commercial Officer


Case studies

Rezum

The Rezum system is a device that utilizes radiofrequency energy to create thermal energy in the form of water vapor to destroy and eliminate excessive prostatic tissue growth caused by Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH). Using procedure videos from 197 different patients in the Rezum II pivotal study, we developed five very representative simulated procedures from easy to most challenging – “most challenging” is primarily related to differences in anatomy.

Revolutionizing Residency Training: Introducing the MAAS Program by AANA

In the realm of orthopedic education, the Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA) has once again set a precedent with the launch of its Mobile Advanced Arthroscopy Simulator (MAAS) program in 2023. This innovative initiative has already made waves across various residency programs, showcasing its potential to redefine how surgical skills are acquired and honed.

Tübingen University Hospital on VirtaMed Gynecological Laparoscopy Simulation: Enabling Systematic Structured Education

We asked experts from the Women's Health Clinic at Tübingen University Hospital in Germany, one of the leading centers of excellence collaborating with VirtaMed on LaparoS™ development, to share their impressions on the value that the mixed reality simulator brings to training and education of gynecology residents.

Ten hours of simulator training in arthroscopy are insufficient to reach the target level based on the Diagnostic Arthroscopic Skill Score

Our data have demonstrated that arthroscopic skills can be taught effectively on a simulator, but a 10-h course is not sufficient to reach the target level set by experienced arthroscopists. However, learning progress can be monitored more objectively during simulator training than in the operating room, and simulation may partially replace the current practice of arthroscopic training.

Source:
  1. Anetzberger H, Reppenhagen S, Eickhoff H, Seibert FJ, Döring B, Haasters F, Mohr M, Becker R. Ten hours of simulator training in arthroscopy are insufficient to reach the target level based on the Diagnostic Arthroscopic Skill Score. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2022 Apr;30(4):1471-1479. doi: 10.1007/s00167-021-06648-y.

Surgical simulation training should become a mandatory part of orthopaedic education

This study suggests that surgical simulation training is well accepted and even demanded among surgical residents as an alternative training solution able to address some of the limitations and challenges of the current one-to-one apprenticeship model. There is a wide variation among the residents regarding the number of training hours required, underscoring the need for structured performance-based simulator training.

Source:
  1. Seil R, Hoeltgen C, Thomazeau H, Anetzberger H, Becker R. Surgical simulation training should become a mandatory part of orthopaedic education. J Exp Orthop. 2022 Feb 28;9(1):22. doi: 10.1186/s40634-022-00455-1.