Geomagic Presents Touch-Enabled Virtual Reality Solutions at NextMed/ MMVR20 Conference [Professional Services Close - Up]
(Professional Services Close - Up Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Geomagic, a global company providing 3D technology for digital reality, has announced that it will showcase touch-enabled medical simulation and training applications developed by its OEM partners and educational customers.
According to a release, using Geomagic's Sensable Phantom force feedback haptic devices and OpenHaptics software toolkit, the applications will be demonstrated at the NextMed/MMVR20 (Medicine Meets Virtual Reality) conference being held this week in San Diego, Calif. As medical education embraces advanced simulation to better train the next generation of clinicians, Geomagic and its customers show how adding the sense of touch turns computer-based learning into highly realistic training experiences for skills building and competency testing - at zero risk to patients.
Where: NextMed/MMVR20, San Diego Marriott Mission Valley Hotel, San Diego, Calif.
What: Geomagic Sensable Haptic Devices and Customer Application Demonstrations
When: Demonstrations on February 21 and February 22 during conference hours
Applications on display at MMVR include:
-mySmartSimulations, of Saratoga Springs, N.Y., will display custom, interactive healthcare skills development and training solutions that utilize haptics for applications that include urinary catheterization, IV insertion, intubation and chest tube insertions.
-OPUS Mini, created by Touch of Life Technologies of Aurora, Colo., is a medical skills training and assessment environment that focuses on the development of ultrasound-guided, needle-based medical skills, such as the administration of regional anesthesia, central venous access and lumbar puncture. The product uses a virtual patient, which is based on real anatomy derived from its VH Dissector for Medical Education software product.
-Punch Biopsy, developed by Ohio Supercomputer Center in partnership with medical schools in Ohio, is a simulation environment for teaching physicians to perform a simple punch skin biopsy. Through computer modeling, the simulation emulates various lesion and skin thicknesses, and it includes a haptic device that provides the tactile sensation of sampling the skin with a punch biopsy.
In addition, Geomagic will display several of its Phantom haptic devices and demonstrate its OpenHaptics software. OpenHaptics is an API that provides a simple environment for developers to add haptic properties to their own computer-based applications, such as these shown by Geomagic's OEM partners.
Geomagic is a global company dedicated to advancing and applying 3D technology.
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