Holmium Laser Enucleation of the Prostate: Simulation-Based Training Curriculum and Validation
Kuronen-Steward C, Ahmed K, Aydin A, Dasgupta P, Aho T, Popert R.To evaluate the face, content, and construct validity of a novel virtual reality simulator for holmium laser enucleation of the prostate (HoLEP) and to assess its feasibility and acceptability as a training model.
Meet VirtaTed and he will help you improve your surgical skills
December 17, 2014VirtaTed guides you through the basic skills tasks of our new FAST module. It runs on the Sawbones workstation developed under the guidance of an ABOS task force and AANA. Let VirtaTed help you to improve your triangulation skills, or even play some Tetris®!
VirtaMed ArthroS™ for resident training @ Baylor College of Medicine
December 02, 2014The Baylor College of Medicine has integrated our ArthroS™ simulator into their residency curriculum. Deborah Taylor, Assistant Director of the Simulation Center, shares her experiences with the VirtaMed team and the training capabilities of the simulator.
Software release 2015 for VirtaMed HystSim™ and UroSim™: New features, improved learning, streamlined design
March 31, 2015The upcoming software releases for our HystSim™ and UroSim™ contain a variety of ideas, features and improvements that make our gynecology and urology simulators even better. You can train for hysteroscopy, TURP and bladder tumor removal in a safe, highly realistic environment – which is now being brought to you in an optimized way:
ASRM and VirtaMed to Create Embryo Transfer Simulator
March 30, 2015The American Society for Reproductive Medicine, America’s leading professional organization in reproductive medicine and infertility, and VirtaMed, the world’s leader in building customized virtual reality simulation devices for medicine, are pleased to announce the development of a simulator for training in ultrasound -guided and -unguided embryo transfer in In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) and Intrauterine Insemination (IUI).
VirtaMed wins Red Herring 100 Europe Award
April 17, 2015Now it’s official: VirtaMed is one of the top, most exciting 100 start-up companies in Europe! This according to a Red Herring jury that screens thousands of promising start-up companies worldwide each year and assess e.g. growth rate, technological advantage, social contribution, CEO/Team experience and track record, team quality, and other criteria.
Study: Proficiency-based simulation training provides best results
May 18, 2015According to an AANA study, combining simulation with step-by-step learning targets brings substantially better results than traditional education or training on a simulator without objectively set, quantitative benchmarks.
Virtual Reality Simulation for Endoscopy: KARL STORZ and VirtaMed Open New Horizons in Medical Training and Further Education
June 15, 2015The endoscopy specialist KARL STORZ realized the significance of medical training and further education from the start. As a medical product manufacturer steeped in the tradition of endoscopy, the company from Tuttlingen has long initiated and supported training events for medical professionals. Today the KARL STORZ course directory includes 3000 training events in various medical disciplines. High-tech simulators now complement this comprehensive range of courses.
Reference Center Balgrist University Hospital, Switzerland
Balgrist University Hospital wants to provide thorough hands-on medical training for new practitioners without compromising patient experience and safety. This is why they helped us develop the VirtaMed ArthroS™ orthopedics simulator.
VirtaMed-powered Rezum simulator introduces water vapor treatment for BPH
August 03, 2015VirtaMed has developed a customized simulator for US-based NxThera's Rezūm System, a new innovative BPH treatment utilizing water vapor energy. “The simulator really helps us stand out as a new technology”, says NxThera’s Senior Systems Engineer Matt Byrne.
Introducing PelvicSim™ Mini, the luggage-sized simulator for frequent travelers
September 07, 2015The world has already seen the VirtaMed PelvicSim™ stationary simulator for the placement of Intrauterine Systems (IUS) indicated for long acting contraception; we have also introduced the PelvicSim™ Portable for easy transport. Now we are proud to present the PelvicSim™ Mini, our newest and smallest anatomic simulator.
ETH Zurich ranked among the best universities in the world
September 21, 2015According to QS World University Rankings, ETH Zurich is among the top ten best universities in the world. VirtaMed, an ETH Spin-off, congratulates its place of origin, partner and alma mater to many of its employees for the global recognition.
Comprehensive virtual reality training for all FDA-approved IUC devices now also featuring Liletta™
October 05, 2015Training goes virtual reality: Since 2013, ARMS, Affiliates Risk Management Services, Inc., has partnered with Swiss simulation specialist, VirtaMed AG, to simulate placement of all FDA-approved intrauterine conception (IUC) devices as part of the ARMS mobile simulation program. The latest module has been launched in August 2015: Training on the Liletta™ device.
VirtaMed ArthroS™ software update - the next level in diagnostic arthroscopy
November 24, 2015Several new diagnostic puzzles, educational reading material, angled instruments, and the mystery case "unknown pathology" – a diagnostic challenge for even the more seasoned orthopedist. All these are introduced in the latest software update for VirtaMed ArthroS™ simulator.