Say goodbye to cadaver workshops

With haptic feedback and immersive surgical scenarios, Fundamental Surgery have developed a pathway towards 'pre-human competence'.

@homeVR

@HomeVR expands the Fundamental Surgery platform, offering an easy route for residency programs to integrate the latest educational technologies into their curriculums. It supports consistency in training delivery and assessment across a cohort, and can be used to enhance the effectiveness of an institution’s curriculum. The @HomeVR product is used on standalone headsets and can be taken home to use whenever and wherever the user would like, providing flexibility of learning. 

Benefits of the @HomeVR platform

  • Fully immerse themselves within a procedure, allowing the user to walk around the virtual patient, follow the surgical steps and fully engage with the procedural walkthrough.

  • Users are able to familiarize themselves with the virtual anatomy and are tested through MCQs and anatomical flagging throughout the procedures.

  • Learn in a fully immersive environment, where all education content is both accredited and mapped to ACGME standards.

  • Experience real-time feedback so the user is able to see where they have gone wrong and repeat the specific steps in order to gain a better understanding.

  • Access and review all user data via the data dashboard, combined with the data from the HapticVR™ platform.

Haptic VR

The HapticVR™ training modality delivers immersive simulations, underpinned with haptic (sense of touch) interactions that enable full rehearsal of medical and surgical procedures, providing deep data insight into competency and skills development. 

Benefits of the HapticVR™ platform

  • Deep simulation and procedural rehearsal

  • Skills development and learning via muscle memory

  • Precise measurement on every step and action in the simulation

  • Learn in a fully immersive environment, where all education content is both accredited and mapped to ACGME standards.

  • Access and review all user data via the data dashboard, combined with the data from the @HomeVR platform.

  • With the real-time feedback, users can learn in their own time without the supervision of senior trainees

  • HapticVR™ delivers Kinesthetics Haptics (force feedback & position) that allow the accurate measurement and assessment of surgical skill as well as proven, more effective transfer of skill.

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FundamentalVR (UK) is a company led by surgical training experts and leading edge technologists, founded by Richard Vincent and Chris Scattergood. Their mission is to bring simulation into the hands of medical professionals around the world by using the latest software combined with low cost, readily available technology.

 

Labelled 'the flight simulator for surgeons', the benefits of surgical simulation are well documented; by providing medical professionals with more hands-on experience you have better prepared individuals, resulting in better patient outcomes.

Fundamental Surgery is endorsed by the Royal College of Surgeons of England for Continued Medical Education (CPD) points.

Application Areas

Spinal pedicle screws

Users will prepare the thoracic and lumbar vertebrae for pedicle screw insertion using a variety of tools such as the rongeur, pedicle awl and pedicle probe. The depth and integrity of the pedicle channel is then checked with a pedicle feeler before pedicle screw insertion. Throughout the procedure you can use the image intensifier to check the progress of the channel and be sure you are not breaching the pedicle walls.

Total hip arthoroplasty (anterior)

Users will be learning how to prepare an acetabulum and femur for implantation of an acetabular cup and liner, and femoral stem implant. You will resect and remove the femoral head. The acetabulum will be prepared with an Acetabular Reamer, ready for the cup and liner to be implanted. You will then use a combination of Box Osteotome, Canal Finder and a series of Femoral Broaches to prepare the femoral medullary canal. Once the canal has been prepared at the correct angles and depth, you will then complete the implantation.

Total hip arthroplasty (posterior)

Users will re-sect the left femoral head with a sagittal saw, prepare the acetabulum with a reamer and fit the acetabular cup and liner. Then you will focus on preparing the femur to receive the stem implant with a series of tools including a box osteotome, femoral reamer and femoral broaches. The stem implant and prosthetic head will then be applied, the hip reduced into the acetabular cup and the patient’s leg length checked.

 

Total knee arthroplasty

Users will prepare the knee to receive the femoral, tibial and patellar implants. Using a surgical drill and sagittal saw you will know what it feels like to make all the key resections of the femur, tibia and patella. By applying and setting cutting guides for each resection, you will pay keen attention to the cutting angles required to maintain the correct anatomical and mechanical axes of the leg. You will learn the key depths and sizes of cuts that are required and how these are matched to the implants for your patients’ anatomy, ultimately resulting in better patients’ outcomes.

Facectomy

You will apply your knowledge of spinal anatomy in the identification and marking of the L4/L5 facet joint using a cauterizing pen. You will then proceed to remove the L4/L5 facet joint using a bone nibbler and a Kerrison rongeur. The surgical simulation is focused on learning how to identify and mark the facet joint, and the skills associated with the safe removal of the facet joint to gain clear access to the intervertebral disc without damaging the surrounding structures. 

Opthalmology  

The patented HapticVR technology enables safe and compliant skills transfer by simulating high fidelity in some of the most delicate procedures, such as incisions, trocar placement, and scleral tissue manipulation, providing a safe, and repeatable environment to train your workforce and sales teams.