Voxel-Man is a complete VR Surgical Simulation System for temporal bone dissection, endoscopic sinus surgery and adding own cases in CT or CBCT format. The system provides a versatile emulation of a surgical experience: the look, feel and tactile feedback are extremely close to the real intervention.
The VR simulation features both one and two-handed operation of instruments such as metal and diamond burs of different sizes or suction. The system offers predefined tasks, automatic skills assessment, visualization of learning curves, video capture as well as online updates. The trainee will quickly acquire a thorough understanding of the surgical anatomy and approaches, all within a safe learning environment.
Tempo – the temporal bone drilling simulation:
- Pre-defined training cases of middle ear with different anatomy and pathology
- Structures at risk such as facial nerve, tympanic chord, vestibular labyrinth, cochlea, auditory ossicles, carotid artery, sigmoid sinus and dura are highlighted
- Optional support function provides automatic alerts
- Predefined tasks such as exposure of sigmoid sinus, short process of the incus or facial nerve
- Permanent tracking of instrument movements
- Automatic skills assessment provides immediate and objective feedback of performance
- Automatic video capture of session provides additional insights
- Learning curves of individuals and groups help monitor and compare progress over time
My Cases – new simulations based on own data
- Upload own clinical or research data from CT or CBCT to create new specialized training cases
- System provides a bone model ready for drilling within minutes
- 3D anatomy may be further enhanced with structures at risk, identified using an advanced interactive segmentation approach
- Your cases can reach the same functionality as predefined training cases
Sinus – the endoscopic sinus surgery simulation
- Allows for simultaneous handling of endoscope and a surgical instrument
- Provides straight and angular endoscopes and various instruments such as Blakesley forceps or debrider
- Structures at risk such as periorbita, optic nerve, optic chiasm, ethmoidal cells, olfactory bulb and internal carotid artery are highlighted
- Names of important landmarks such as the uncinate process are displayed when the endoscope is aimed at them
- Virtual surgical navigation system provides additional cross-sectional CT images.