FundamentalVR has expanded its VR surgical modeling platform to include new procedures and a new scoring system integrated with its HapticVR technology. The platform aims to train surgeons around the world.
FundamentalVR is a surgical platform that combines VR experience with realistic tactile feedback through a pen-shaped peripheral device that can simulate the pressure felt when performing an operation on the skin, bones and other components of the human body. Jamie tried the technology back in August, and although the realism of the haptic scared him a little, he “couldn’t imagine a better tool for training surgeons.”
FundamentalVR announced that it is expanding the simulation to offer a new facetectomy procedure centered around the vertebrae and decompression of the spinal nerve roots.
The company stated that it “allows trainees and surgeons to practice the surgical procedure through an exciting, self-directed experience where they can remove the volume of bone material in parts, anywhere in the joint.
“The new procedure also uses eye tracking, which was introduced into the Fundemental Surgery platform a few months ago.”
The graphics for the procedure look quite realistic, frighteningly realistic. There is no doubt that this technology is one of the best examples of how VR can help you learn in industries such as healthcare.
FundamentalVR also introduced a scoring system that will debut in a facetectomy procedure. This system will give a percentage point for each session, based on how well users perform the tasks of the procedure, which should facilitate self-training for future surgeons.