OSSim Provides Orthopedic Open Surgery Simulator Sim-K
Today I learned of OSSim Technologies based out of Canada which earlier this year released a groundbreaking Orthopedic Open Surgery Simulator called the Sim-K. Have you trained on this device yet?
OSSim Technologies was founded in 2013 by experienced and seasoned engineers and strives to better train orthopedic surgeons, and aims to become a major reference in the virtual reality simulator market.
About the Sim-K
The Sim-K is the next generation virtual reality simulator designed for the training of medical students and orthopedic residents. The device currently enables simulation training for the total knee replacement procedure and practice of surgical skills as bone drilling and sawing. With Sim-K, medical students train and focus on their basic surgical skills effectively — without risk to patients and hospital daily constraints. Different surgical cases are available and surgery procedures can be trained several times — before entering the stressful OR!
Experience of real-time haptic feed-back (applied force and resistance). Allows handling and manipulation of handheld drill and saw units. Allows practice of drilling and sawing on different shapes and materials, including bones. Allows practice of the total knee replacement procedure including intervention-based tasks (such as drilling and sawing). Allows tracking of total tools movement (precision, orientation, amplitude, depth), applied forces and tasks completion time. Performing software adaptable to training agenda and curriculum.
Lance Baily, BA, EMT-B, is the Founder & CEO of HealthySimulation.com, which he started while serving as the Director of the Nevada System of Higher Education’s Clinical Simulation Center of Las Vegas back in 2010. Lance is also the Founder and acting Advisor to the Board of SimGHOSTS.org, the world’s only non-profit organization dedicated to supporting professionals operating healthcare simulation technologies. His new co-edited Book: “Comprehensive Healthcare Simulation: Operations, Technology, and Innovative Practice” is available now. Lance’s background also includes serving as a Simulation Technology Specialist for the LA Community College District, EMS fire fighting, Hollywood movie production, rescue diving, and global travel. He lives with his wife Abigail in Las Vegas, Nevada.