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.
VirtaMed and ARMS to develop transvaginal ultrasound simulator
December 22, 2015VirtaMed is again working with Affiliates Risk Management Services; this time the companies have come together to create a virtual reality simulator for transvaginal ultrasound examination. The goal is to help physicians diagnose rare conditions during early pregnancy.
Meet VirtaMed: “I’m very happy to be in a field that helps people”
December 22, 2015When Carolyn O’Brien took a job at VirtaMed as the company’s only hardware engineer in May 2011, she was still finishing up her Master’s thesis in Mechanical Engineering at ETH. Now VirtaMed has several teams devoted to hardware, and Carolyn no longer identifies herself as a mechanical engineer. She is, however, our rocket scientist.
Video: Custom-made VirtaMed simulator for NxThera's Rezum BPH treatment
January 21, 2016VirtaMed developed a custom-made simulator for showcasing and training for NxThera's Rezum water vapor treatment for BPH. We interviewed NxThera President & CEO Bob Paulson, Senior Systems Engineer Matt Byrne, and Senior Manager Professional Education and Training Amanda Heyes, and asked how they feel about the simulator and their company's collaboration with VirtaMed.
Validation of a virtual reality-based simulator for shoulder arthroscopy
Stefan Rahm, Marco Germann, Andreas Hingsammer, Karl Wieser, Christian GerberThis study was to determine face and construct validity of a new virtual reality-based shoulder arthroscopy simulator which uses passive haptic feedback.
Assessment of a high-fidelity mobile simulator for intrauterine contraception training in ambulatory reproductive health centres
Laura E. Dodge, Michele R. Hacker, Sarah H. Averbach, Sara F. Voit and Maureen E. PaulLittle is known about the utility of simulation-based training in office gynaecology. The objective of this cross-sectional study was to evaluate the self-reported effectiveness and acceptability of the PelvicSim™ (VirtaMed), a highfidelity mobile simulator, to train clinicians in intrauterine device (IUD) insertion.
VirtaMed introduces virtual reality simulation for ACL reconstruction
February 17, 2016VirtaMed has developed a virtual reality simulation for ACL reconstruction. This new orthopedic training module for knee arthroscopy will be available for the VirtaMed ArthroS™ simulator, and the company will introduce it at the AAOS 2016 conference in Orlando, FL.
Meet VirtaMed: “Photorealism is great, but solving a teaching problem is more important”
March 29, 2016Basil Fierz is part of the software engine team that works to improve the performance of VirtaMed’s surgical simulator systems. In other words, Basil’s job is to solve problems that customers didn’t even know they had.
VirtaMed introduces customized imaging technologies for KARL STORZ UroTrainer simulator
September 27, 2016PDD and SPECTRA A/B, developed by KARL STORZ for the IMAGE1 S camera platform, are two different imaging technologies with the same goal: to help surgeons recognize different tissues during operation. Physicians can now experience the benefits of both technologies in virtual reality by using the VirtaMed-powered endoscopic UroTrainer simulator.
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.