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Borward Health using VirtaMed’s ‘LaparoS’ Mixed Reality Surgical Training Simulator

VirtaMed, a provider of immersive training solutions for laparoscopic surgeons, announced in August 2021 that Broward Health Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, has become the first US medical institution to receive the VirtaMed LaparoS surgical training simulator, a mixed reality laparoscopic simulator that provides resident doctors with a simulated environment to prepare for clinical practice.

According to VirtaMed, Broward Health will use the LaparoS for general surgery training with an emphasis on patient safety. Commenting on the LaparoS platform, Dr. Ivan Puente, General Surgery Program Director at Broward Health Medical Center, said: “We chose the LaparoS because it offers our residents a more realistic simulation of what they will encounter in the operating room. We feel very strongly that this will not only enhance their skill development but also contribute to patient safety.”

The LaparoS training simulator’s training modules are designed to capture the whole procedural preparation, including positioning of the patient and placement of tools. The simulator offers real-time learning in the form of haptic feedback, complication training and guided procedures.

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