An immersive training technology for the medical community has become even more hands on with a demonstration of its integration with haptic gloves at the annual general meeting of the American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS). The Fundamental Surgery platform from FundamentalVR was showcased with HaptX Gloves, providing a glimpse of the future where surgeons can use their entire hand and fingers as part of a virtual simulation educational experience.
Named as one of the best inventions of 2018 by Time magazine, the Fundamental Surgery platform was launched in August 2018. It combines virtual reality with cutting-edge haptics (the sense of touch) to create a scalable “flight simulator” experience for trainee and qualified surgeons, allowing them to experience and navigate the same visuals, sounds and feelings they would during a real surgical procedure. What sets Fundamental Surgery apart from other solutions, is that it is designed to be equipment-agnostic, compatible with any laptop, VR headset or haptic device, which Fundamental showcased at the AAOS with HaptX Gloves combined with a 3DS Haptic arm.