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From OR to office: hysteroscopy trends focus on the patient
July 05, 2017In May, the first ever global hysteroscopy conference brought together practitioners from all corners of the world to outline the future of the field. A transition towards office procedures is evident, and education needs to follow suit. At the center is the safety and comfort of the patient.
Meet VirtaMed: “The technology of today will not support the doctor of tomorrow”
April 06, 2017A theater producer, a business consultant, a marketer, and a VR enthusiast: our Strategic Project Manager Phil Norris has been many things in life. Now he is passionate about improving patient outcomes, and he wants to use the latest virtual reality technology to achieve that.
Virtual reality restores the integrity of the human body
April 06, 2017When cadaver training is a thing of the past and doctors no longer peruse the patient through massive incisions, medical education turns to virtual reality. While the human body once again becomes sacrosanct, medical professionals immerse themselves into human anatomy in more detail than ever before. The tools are already there.
Better surgeons through mandatory simulator exam: “We will not take a step backwards”
March 30, 2017Since 2013, every doctor planning to specialize in orthopedics in Switzerland has had to pass an exam on a VirtaMed ArthroS™ simulator. This improved the quality of the exam so much that the Swiss Orthopaedics certification board president Dr. Ariane Gerber Popp can’t even imagine organizing the test without a simulator.
Meet VirtaMed: “I do things no sane developer would even think to try”
December 20, 2016Our new Quality and Release Manager Tripti Abhijatha has been with VirtaMed for just three months, but she has already learned not to be afraid to ask questions. After all, when you crash software for a living, you should think less like an engineer and more like a busy end user who has no idea what all the buttons are there for.
Success story: “Every time a resident uses the simulator the program saves 200–300 dollars”
December 20, 2016The UMKC School of Medicine’s Orthopaedic Surgery residency program has used a VirtaMed ArthroS™ for a little over a year. During that time, they have learned that the residents love the simulator and that the initial investment pays off. Program Director Dr. James Bogener explains why the ArthroS™ was chosen and how it has been utilized in training. He even gives tips for program directors on the fence about virtual reality simulation.
Reproductive Health Practitioners Around the World Continue to Gain Hands-On Experience with the New ASRM Embryo Transfer Simulator
December 08, 2016Introduced in October 2015 at the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) Annual Scientific Congress, the ASRM Embryo Transfer Simulator (“Simulator”) has been successfully deployed over the last 12 months at embryo transfer simulation workshops and training sessions from Alabama to Helsinki, garnering positive response from the hundreds of physicians and healthcare professionals who have experienced working with the Simulator, most recently in Salt Lake City, UT at the ASRM 2016 Scientific Congress & Expo.
VirtaMed revolutionizes a 4,000-year-old tradition
September 28, 2016VirtaMed is a company that respects the past, whilst looking to the future in surgical training. Technological innovation with patient care at the center are the pillars of VirtaMed’s visionary ideas. Rather than breaking from surgical training traditions, VirtaMed sees itself as improving, developing, and building on these traditions to improve patient care and surgical training.
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.
Meet VirtaMed: “You have to learn the rules before you can break them”
September 27, 2016Our 3D Artist Johannes Kiesbauer has learned that if you want creative freedom, you need to work hard, try different things, and make many mistakes. Understanding basic laws of physics and the workings of a programmer’s mind helps, too.