VR surgical simulator first to receive Royal College accreditation
LONDON, UK: A virtual reality platform, manufactured by the company FundamentalVR, provides doctors with a "flight simulator" for surgery and has become the first of its kind to receive accreditation from the Royal College of Surgeons.
FundamentalVR’s platform, Fundamental Surgery, which combines virtual reality with haptics , is now Continuing Professional Development (CPD) accredited. It’s the first simulation with HapticVR to receive CPD points and will cover the Fundamental Surgery total hip replacement training simulation.
Richard Vincent, founder and CEO of FundamentalVR, said: “With Fundamental Surgery, we have developed a completely safe and realistic teaching environment for surgeons to learn and hone their skills combining virtual reality with tactile feedback that is so important for developing the muscle memory associated with different procedures.”
The system has already been deployed by a number of NHS organisations, including St George’s Hospital in London and University College London Hospital. It’s also used by the Mayo Clinic and UCLA in the US and Sana in Germany.