FundamentalVR, a firm based in London, UK, is releasing in the United States its Fundamental Surgery virtual reality surgical simulator. The system uses off-the-shelf haptic feedback controllers to manipulate objects in the virtual world. This gives the user the ability to touch what feels like physical objects while working in the virtual scene. Because it relies on existing equipment, the simulator is reportedly rather affordable.
The field of simulated experiences in healthcare training has seen rapid technological expansion in the past few years. Hospital Management speaks to Richard Vincent, CEO and Co-Founder of FundamentalVR to hear how immersive VR is accelerating medical training today, particularly in surgical robotics.