Surgical Simulators

Simulation has become an essential part of training for procedures like laparoscopy, endoscopy, neurology etc as it offers measurable improvement in skills. CAE Healthcare’s interventional simulators allow learners to assimilate didactic content while practicing psychomotor skills associated with various procedures. The haptic technology provides accurate visual, audio and tactile force feedback responses. The user-friendly interface is easy to configure and saves time for instructors.

Below are the list of Surgical Simulators

LapVR

Using CAE LapVR simulator, learners can gain experience and competence in minimally invasive surgical (MIS) skills. It supports use of multimedia content to augment learner’s experience; this feature is exclusive to this simulator. They can practice on basic and essential surgical and laparoscopic skills such as suturing, knot tying and loop ligation. Because of its accurate haptic technology, it helps learners in acquiring tactile surgical skills. This simulator has various modules ranging from basic to advanced, as well as some frequently performed laparoscopic surgeries like gall bladder removal and tubal occlusion. Therefore, it provides a risk-free learning environment so that learners can be confident before they start touching real patients. The course planning is easy with this simulator. Administrators can setup tasks for individuals or groups and case parameters can be tailored to learner`s accomplishment. The recorded metrics and outcomes are useful for de-briefing at the end of each case. Along with post-case debriefing, the metrics can be used for analysis and continuous development of trainees.

The broad-range of LapVR modules start from basic laparoscopic techniques progressing to laparoscopic cholecystectomy and bilateral tubal occlusion. It has 8 cases among which the appendectomy module can be set-up depending on the learner’s skill level. Cases are obtained from real patient data. It comes with comprehensive curriculum planning and learner assessment features. CAEs LapVR simulator is lightweight, compact and easy to put aside. It is height-adjustable so that learners can adequately develop visual-spatial dexterity with both dominant and non-dominant hands.

EndoVR

EndoVR is a new generation simulator for interventional endoscopy with a state-of-the-art user interface (UI). It pushes the limits because of its real patient cases, virtual reality, haptics and design. The UI and cutting-edge graphics help in better performance. EndoVR can be easily configured and used. Instructors can easily build and access their training curriculum.  It has an all-in-one platform and supports 3 learning environments. It ranges from basic to advanced bronchoscopic, upper gastrointestinal tract (GI) and endoscopy training procedures. It comes with comprehensive set of anatomies and pathologies, creating greater confidence and comfort for learners during endoscopic examination techniques. Learners get realistic exposure and feel for upper and lower GI and bronchoscopy flexible endoscopy procedures.

Clinical cases are developed from real patient data and physiological models. Further, additional multimedia content can be uploaded as required to enhance learning experience. Learners can familiarise themselves with the endoscopy equipment and its clone in-situ. Instructors can create all-inclusive multiple pathways, label them, set parameter levels and assign procedures or cases to specific group or person. It allows instructors to capture metrics. Instructors can customise reporting and chart the progress of one trainee or whole group.

NeuroVR

NeuroVR was designed for neurosurgeons and residents for self-directed practice in a risk-free, immersive and VR training environment. Learners can practice and gain expertise in open cranial and endoscopic brain surgery. Adding to realism are the modules with instruments, imaging, and open neurosurgical procedures. Hence, it helps in practising by decreasing errors with better patient outcomes.

The technology is pretty advanced with graphical interface and user-friendly touchscreen monitor. Hence, allows learners to easily access their tactile feedback. Learners can experience realistic sounds, lens blurring and see life-like renderings of brain tissue, vessels and tumors. They can easily switch between stereoscopic microscope view and 2D indirect endoscopic view. They can learn handling of instruments such as microscissors for microsurgery, tumor resection, and much more. It captures metrics and allows instructors to check performance proficiency in procedures like ventricular landmarks, nasal navigation, etc. Thus, everything is at your fingertips!