Technology | May 08, 2007

Updated Cath Lab Simulation Platform Features Wider Range of Procedures

Immersion Medical has updated its endovascular platform with features that allow it to simulate a wider range of procedures. The new platform, called the CathLabVR system, allows surgical simulation with as many as four devices or tools and for procedures involving more regions of the body.

In addition to coronary treatments, physicians use endovascular procedures to treat several other diseases, including peripheral arterial disease.

A longer carriage length of the CathLabVR system increases training capabilities by supporting additional surgical simulations, for example, deployment of carotid interventions.
Immersion Medical's physics-based medical simulation software, haptic (force feedback) technology and medical graphics expertise allow the company to produce specialized surgical simulations to meet a wide range of medical virtual reality training needs for device manufacturers and teaching institutions. The CathLabVR virtual reality education system also includes a new feature called SmartCapture tool recognition that automatically identifies the tools in use and functions more like the real catheterization lab environment.

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