Voxel-Man medical training simulators are different. They are not based on specimens or models, but use the latest virtual reality (VR) and robotics technologies to represent patients and instruments in a virtual environment, opening up completely new possibilities. A Voxel-Man surgery simulator or dental simulator provides decisive advantages, both in terms of quality and cost of training.
1 Safe, realistic, validated training
Voxel-Man simulators present the surgical site with highly realistic visuals, sound, and haptics (U.S. Patent No. 8,396,698). Since everything is represented in a simulated environment, they are perfectly safe for students and patients. The benefits are confirmed by numerous independent validation studies.
2 Non-destructive simulation
No specimens are needed, and no disposable models have to be ordered, stored, and disposed of. There are no related costs, and you never run out of stock.
3 Easy access at any time
Voxel-Man simulators can be used whenever there is some time available. There are no lengthy preparations before work, and no cleanup afterwards. Training is not limited to short courses, but can stretch over longer periods of time and thus make a greater impact.
4 Particularly beneficial for junior residents
One of the greatest challenges for a junior resident is to master the surgical anatomy. With Voxel-Man simulators, all approaches can be practiced as often as needed. The anatomy may be inspected from all sides, and the bone can be removed to see the structures at risk. The surgical site can also be inspected on a navigation CT.
5 Reduced costs for surgical training lab
With essential parts of the junior resident training on the simulator, the surgical training lab can be considerably smaller.
6 Objective and standardized skills assessment
Voxel-Man simulators provide predefined tasks and an automatic assessment of the student’s performance. Errors such as injuries of nerves and vessels are recorded and a video capture of the session is available for debriefing. Results and learning curves may be inspected and compared for individuals and groups.
As all residents undergo standardized training procedures, results are comparable – on a local, national or even international level.
7 Natural variability and pathologies
Voxel-Man simulators provide a number of predefined training cases, covering the natural variability and typical pathologies.
8 Authoring of training cases and tasks
But you are not limited to predefined training cases. With the My Cases module, you can load your most interesting patient cases from CT and make them available as training cases in the simulator.
In addition, you can create your own tasks for each case (predefined or imported), which appear and can be used just like the built-in tasks – and even provide an automatic skills assessment.
9 One platform
All Voxel-Man simulators share a common hardware platform, which makes them particularly suitable for medical simulation centers.
10 Software updates
Voxel-Man provides regular updates of the simulator software with bug fixes, improvements and new features for the best user experience. Updates can be downloaded at the touch of a button (Internet connection required).