GynoS™

Comprehensive gynecology simulator with unmatched realism: real graphics, real instruments, real feel. Prepare for the operating room with precision and confidence using our state-of-the-art mixed reality technology.


Our expertise

VirtaMed’s immersive training environment, featuring photorealistic graphics and natural haptic feedback, accelerates proficiency while reducing time and costs. VirtaMed’s GynoS™delivers structured,validated training for ob/gyn, ensuring trainees reach defined proficiency levels before real patient interactions. Allows trainees to master pathologies, complications, and critical skills efficiently with dedicated Q&A and reflective opportunities.


Simulation modules

1st trimester

GynoS™ First trimester transvaginal obstetric ultrasound

The realistic tactile feedback from the transvaginal probe helps clinicians transfer their skills from the ultrasound simulator to real patients. Clinicians learn to assess the viability of first-trimester fetuses, including pregnancies of unknown location and ectopic pregnancies, by focusing on fetal ages between 5 and 12 weeks.

2nd trimester

GynoS™ Second trimester transabdominal obstetric ultrasound

As the first simulator to incorporate the ISUOG 20+2 scanning protocol, the VirtaMed ultrasound simulator offers the most systematic approach to examining the second-trimester fetus. Equipped with a proprietary probe that allows for free navigation across the entire abdomen, the simulator provides an experience as close to real-life settings as possible.

Clinicians can practice across over 100 cases, including various fetal positions, different placenta locations, and Doppler imaging. Fetal ages range from 20 to 26 weeks.

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GynoS™ ASRM embryo transfer simulator and intrauterine insemination

Developed in collaboration with the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), the Embryo Transfer simulator is used to train clinicians in embryo transfer for both in vitro fertilization (IVF) and intrauterine insemination (IUI), with and without ultrasound guidance. The simulator combines an anatomically correct pelvic model, original Wallace® and Cook Guardia™ catheters, and a proprietary transabdominal probe. Training cases are based on real patient ultrasound images and include interchangeable uteri and cervix models with unique features, such as straight, bent, and tortuous cervical canals, canals with false passages, and retroverted uteri. The simulator accommodates all three embryo transfer techniques defined by the ASRM: afterload, transfer with trial, and transfer without trial.

IUD

GynoS™ IUD Placement

A diversity of training cases teach doctors how to safely insert intrauterine devices (IUDs) in either anteverted or retroverted uteri, and in both nulliparous and parous patients. Repeatable cases help trainees quickly master the relevant motor skills while safely handling and correctly placing the IUDs. A patient comfort scale provides immediate feedback on the safety and quality of the procedure. Outside views and ghost tools guide the trainee during their first placements. Trainees can then record and review unguided procedures for debriefing.

Hysteroscopy

GynoS™ Hysteroscopy

A comprehensive, risk-free endoscopy training simulator that offers students a variety of pathologies and cases at all difficulty levels. Students use original medical instruments to practice treating virtual fibroids, establishing uterine distension, clearing viewing conditions, and safely handling loop electrodes and rollerballs for resection, coagulation, and endometrial ablation. For more experienced learners, there are patients with more serious gynecological pathologies, such as multiple polyps, intramural fibroids, uterine adhesions, or a septum. In the risk-free environment of simulation, students can also train on more advanced endoscopic techniques, such as reducing fluid inflow to reduce uterine distension and allowing intramural fibroids to expand into the cavity for easier resection.

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LaparoS™ Essential skills

This module provides basic psychomotor skills training for laparoscopic surgery. It contains cases inspired by FLS (Fundamentals in Laparoscopic Surgery) as well as essential suturing and camera navigation training.

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LaparoS™ Gynecological laparoscopy

This module offers condensed diagnostic and surgical training cases for laparoscopy with highly realistic scenarios derived from both fertility surgery and other gynecological procedures. It can be combined with the GynoS™ platform for a full OB-GYN offering.


Platforms

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Ergonomic platform

The ergonomic platform is compatible with all ob/gyn training modules, as well as with other VirtaMed specialties, such as orthopedics and urology, making it an all-in-one training tool.

Anatomically correct pelvic model for realistic tactile sensation

Interchangeable modules for a comprehensive ob/gyn training: transvaginal and transabdominal ultrasound, hysteroscopy, embryo transfer, and IUD placement 
 

Portable platform

The portable platform is a lighter and more compact version of the GynoS™ platform. As it can be easily transported in two luggage-sized boxes, the portable platform is the ideal solution for teaching at different sites.


Skill progression

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Essential skills

In the Hysteroscopy essential skills module trainees learn how to access the cavity, perform a diagnostic tour, and apply different techniques for polyp removal.

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Clinical application

Trainees apply motor skills to clinical cases using electrocautery instruments and manage the distention of the uterine cavity with different fluid systems.

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Advanced hysteroscopy

After mastering psychomotor skills, trainees move on to more advanced cases with different anatomical variations of myomas and polyps.

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Complication management

Throughout all therapeutic cases, the trainee learns how to control bleeding by increasing the pressure in the uterine cavity and applying electrocautery.


Validation studies

Preliminary Experience with Virtual Reality Simulation vs. Animal Model for Hysteroscopic Myomectomy Training

The HystSim™ Virtual Reality hysteroscopic trainer was felt to be at least equal to the ‘‘gold standard’’ pig bladder model for training in hysteroscopic myomectomy with the additional advantages of reproducibility and measurement of results. Further studies comparing modalities and relating results to operating room performance are warranted.

Establishing construct validity of a virtual-reality training simulator for hysteroscopy via a multimetric scoring system

The aims of this study are to determine construct validity for the HystSim™ virtual reality (VR) training simulator for hysteroscopy via a new multimetric scoring system (MMSS) and to explore learning curves for both novices and experienced surgeons.
 

Evaluation of a new virtual-reality training simulator for hysteroscopy

Face validity has been established for a new hysteroscopic surgery simulator. Potential trainees and trainers assess it to be a realistic and useful tool for the training of hysteroscopy. Further systematic validation studies are needed to clarify how this system can be optimally integrated into the gynecological curriculum.


VirtaMed services

Connect

VirtaMed Connect is your all-in-one online platform, securely storing course data in the cloud for 24/7 access. With Connect, course directors effortlessly track resident progress, evaluate cohort and individual performance, and deliver targeted feedback. Plus, it simplifies the implementation of new courses, saving you valuable time while monitoring student progress.

Proficiency development

Technology is transforming medical education and training. VirtaMed's Training and Education team is skilled at developing training programs and optimally integrating active learning solutions into the learning journey.

Service & support

With a Net Promotor Score of more than 90, VirtaMed Services and Support team provides ongoing support, with a proven track record to resolving customer issues swiftly and effectively, ensuring seamless and hassle-free technology experiences.


Supporters

The Embryo Transfer Simulator is truly a game changer. Universally, those using the Simulator have expressed their surprise in how realistic the experience is for them. There has been tremendous excitement generated about the gap filled with this new teaching tool…no simulator can wipe out all the stress of the crucial moment, but the physician will be better prepared and more confident even if this is his or her first time transferring a live embryo.

Dr. Richard Paulson

Former ASRM president

The better doctors are trained, the fewer operative complications there will be. Complications that cost the society millions. I have been working with VirtaMed simulators for several years and for me there is no equivalent in hysteroscopy training.

Vincent Villefranque

MD, Obstetrics and Gynecology Department, Centre Hospitalier Simone-Veil, France

Our goal is that everyone leaves here competent in obstetrics and gynecology, and the VirtaMed GynoS is a great tool to do that!

Anthony C. Sciscione

D.O., ObGyn Residency Program Director, ChristianaCare


Factsheets & validation

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