Surgeons learn to master their instruments alongside an assistant with a camera, optimally preparing them for the operating room.
Evaluation of the HystSim™-virtual reality trainer: an essential additional tool to train hysteroscopic skills outside the operation theater
Felix Neis, Sara Brucker, Melanie Henes, F. Andrei Taran, Sascha Hoffmann, Markus Wallwiener, Birgitt Schönfisch, Nicole Ziegler, Angelika Larbig, Rudy Leon De WildeMinimally invasive surgery is a major pillar of gynecological surgery. However, there are very few training opportunities outside the operation theater (OR) due to the cost and equipment requirements of organ simulators, virtual reality trainers (VRT) are promising tools to fill this gap.
Pure science, no fiction: All VirtaMed simulators validated by medical research
March 29, 2016A virtual reality surgical simulator can look good, save money and boost your image. However, none of that means anything if the simulator doesn’t do what it was built to do: prepare practitioners for real-life medical procedures. That’s why validation studies are so important, and that’s why we’re so proud to say that all our simulators have been validated by the medical community. Three recent studies evaluated the HystSim™, PelvicSim™ and ArthroS™ Shoulder simulators.
Asymmetry in Dominant / Non-Dominant Hand Performance Differentiates Novices from Experts on an Arthroscopy Virtual Reality Serious Game
Robert PEDOWITZ, MD, PhD, Gregg NICANDRI, MD, and Stefan TUCHSCHMID, PhDSafe and effective arthroscopic surgery requires ambidextrous motor skills. The current study examined dominant versus non-dominant hand performance on a virtual reality serious game in a group of expert arthroscopic surgeons (n=15) compared to a group of orthopedic surgery residents (n=10).
VirtaMed hip arthroscopy simulator takes fluoroscopy guided access training to virtual reality
June 01, 2016Safe access training for portal placement, fluoroscopic imaging, diagnostic tours, and therapeutic cases, all wrapped in a combination of an extremely realistic anatomic model and a high-fidelity virtual reality environment. VirtaMed introduces the ArthroS™ Hip Module at the EFORT Congress in Geneva, Switzerland, on 1–3 June.
New Developments in Surgical Simulation: VirtaMed’s new ArthroS™ Hip
June 28, 2016Get a behind-the-scenes look at VirtaMed’s latest ArthroS Hip Simulator. Learn more about the development of the ArthroS Hip. You will even got your hands on some top secret designs that didn’t quite make the final cut.
Meet VirtaMed: “For us nothing is impossible”
June 28, 2016Our development technician Daniel Jiroudek takes an idea and turns it into something we can hold in our hands. His passion is to create objects that have a function – for example an unusually curved uterus for an embryo transfer simulator.
Virtual reality simulator for training on photoselective vaporization of the prostate with 980 nm diode laser and learning curve of the technique
J.C. Angulo, I. Arance, A. García-Tello, M.M. Las Heras, G. Andrés, H. Gimbernat, F. Lista, F. Ramón de FataThe utility of a virtual reality simulator for training of the photoselective vaporization of the prostate with diode laser was studied.
Comparison Of Three Virtual Reality Arthroscopic Simulators As Part Of An Orthopedic Residency Educational Curriculum
Kevin D Martin, DO, MAJ, MC, Craig C Akoh, MD, Annunziato Amendola, MD, Phinit Phisitkul, MDOrthopedic education continues to move towards evidence-based curriculum in order to comply with new residency accreditation mandates. There are currently three high fidelity arthroscopic virtual reality (VR) simulators available, each with multiple instructional modules and simulated arthroscopic procedures. The aim of the current study is to assess face validity, defined as the degree to which a procedure appears effective in terms of its stated aims, of three available VR simulators.