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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.