UPDATE: In order to install SurgicaVR via AppLab please simply type in the Store search on your Oculus Quest 2 / Pro “SurgicaVR” (you need to type in the full name). https://www.oculus.com/experiences/quest/5610272952417208/
KRN Labs is pleased to announce the launch of SurgicaVR, a cutting-edge virtual reality simulator designed for training in robotic and laparoscopic surgeries. The use of virtual reality (VR) simulators in surgical training has proven to be a valuable addition to traditional methods. They provide a safe, controllable, and repeatable training environment for young clinicians to acquire and improve their skills without risking the health and lives of their patients. However, access to such training for students and residents is often limited due to the high cost of high-fidelity VR simulators.
SurgicaVR offers a unique solution for surgical training based on personal consumer-grade virtual reality headsets such as Meta Quest 2. It allows for unparalleled flexibility in training, enabling students and residents to practice and perfect their skills at their own convenience. “We are excited to introduce SurgicaVR to the medical community,” said Dr. Przemyslaw Korzeniowski, CEO of KRN Labs. “It provides an unprecedented level of accessibility, allowing trainees to practice and perfect their skills anytime and anywhere. This is especially important for medical students and residents who often have limited time for training due to their busy schedules.”
The simulator features state-of-the-art simulation technology, the result of a decade of research and development, which has been successfully applied before in numerous high-fidelity simulators. “SurgicaVR provides an unmatched level of realism and immersion for training of complex surgical procedures, which cannot be replicated by traditional training methods.” said Dr. Korzeniowski. The user-friendly interface makes it easy for trainees of all technical skill levels to use.
SurgicaVR also offers a great alternative to traditional training methods for institutions such as medical universities, teaching hospitals, or training centres. It allows them to save on costs while providing their students, trainees, and staff with the latest training solutions available. SurgicaVR offers the ability for medical professionals to continue their training outside of the traditional classroom or operating room setting, with the added benefit of being able to repeat procedures as necessary for further skill development. “This flexibility in training is particularly beneficial for medical professionals who may be working in remote or underserved areas, and lack access to traditional training resources.” added Dr. Korzeniowski.
Currently, SurgicaVR offers a complete cholecystectomy procedure, which can be performed both robotically and laparoscopically. The trainees can learn wide range of surgical tasks such as tissue grasping and retraction with grasper, dissection with scissors, coagulation with diathermy hook, vessels clipping and cutting and endoscopic camera manipulation.“The library of available procedures will soon get expanded and will let users to experience a wide variety of surgical scenarios, from basic to advanced, including rare cases as well as sudden complications. It will also include a built-in, guidance and feedback system.“ said Dr. Korzeniowski.
In an effort to democratize access to high-fidelity surgical training, KRN Labs is offering SurgicaVR free of charge to early adopters. “We believe that access to high-quality surgical training should be available to all medical trainees, regardless of their resources,” said Dr. Korzeniowski. “That is why we’re offering SurgicaVR for free, so that everyone can benefit from the latest technology in surgical training.”
KRN Labs is committed to providing medical professionals with the highest quality training tools, and SurgicaVR is the latest addition to our portfolio. We invite all students, residents, surgeons, and medical institutions to try SurgicaVR and experience the benefits of this revolutionary virtual reality training solution. “We believe that SurgicaVR is a game-changer for surgical training,” said Dr. Korzeniowski. “It offers a level of training flexibility that is unmatched by any other method currently available.”