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 Realistic, safe, validated training
VOXEL-MAN simulators present the surgical site with highly realistic visuals, haptics (U.S. Patent No. 8,396,698) and sound. Since everything is represented in a simulated environment, they are perfectly safe for students, doctors 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 Use at any time
VOXEL-MAN simulators can be used whenever a little time is available. There are no lengthy preparations before the session, and no cleanup afterwards. Training is not limited to single course events, but can extend continually over longer periods of time and thus make a greater impact.
4 Easy access to the surgical anatomy
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. In addition, interpretation of radiological cross-sectional images is trained with the virtual navigation CT.
5 Lower 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 automated surgical skills assessment. Errors such as injuries of nerves and vessels are recorded and a video protocol of the session is available for debriefing. Results and learning curves may be visualized 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 own training cases and tasks
But you are not limited to predefined training cases. With the VOXEL-MAN My Cases module, you can load 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).