Virtro Entertainment Partners with Intelligent Haptronic Solutions to Develop a VR Medical Simulator
Virtro is collaborating with IHS to develop their seminal VR-based Digestive Endoscopy simulator for medical training. The product will utilize cloud computing technology to host medical data and a surgical training AI engine. With the addition of virtual reality, the simulation will be able to be performed in real-time, with live 'haptic feedback.'
"We see VR as having a huge impact across all industries, especially in the health sector," says Jordan Brighton, CEO and CTO of Virtro Entertainment, "With IHS' medical training simulator, virtual reality and haptic technology work together to allow students to practice surgeries in real-time, and feel and see the feedback from their actions; it's a real breakthrough for the technology.'
Haptic feedback simulates the sense of touch by applying forces, vibrations, or motions to the user. IHS' first product replicates a surgical endoscope, used for surgery on the esophagus. IHS is developing haptics that will emulate the feedback a surgeon would experience when performing surgery on the esophagus. Virtro is developing the virtual esophagus and stomach view, which will physically respond and deform to realistic friction and pressure.
"IHS' technology will provide surgeons with a completely new training reality, where they will be able to practice operating using the actual surgical tools, with realistic and dynamic feedback throughout the procedure," says Zhouming Tang, CEO and CTO of IHS. "Matching visualizations, delivered on screen or within VR will provide the surgical trainees with a complete lifelike experience".
This type of innovation showcases the potential of new technologies to radically change the face of medical training by lowering costs while ensuring better quality trained surgeons.
Intelligent Haptronics Solutions
IHS has a team of industry-leading researchers and experienced engineers that strive for advancing Haptic, VR and AI technology for surgical training applications. IHS is in partnership with Shenzhen Zhichu Computer System Co., Ltd in China which is responsible for product manufacturing, marketing and sales.
IHS is also in partnership with the Department of Gastroenterology, Beijing Tsinghua Changgung Hospital which will provide clinical trial/evaluation platforms for product development. IHS and Shenzhen Zhichu Computer System Co., Ltd are backed by Chinese Venture Capitalist, Shenzhen Yuanzhen Consulting Development Co., Ltd.
Virtro Entertainment Inc
Virtro is a leading XR (VR, AR, MR) and AI technology company based in Vancouver. Virtro is an innovator working in frontier technology, with a strong technical background and reputation for developing world-class immersive experiences. Visit http://www.virtro.ca
Lee Brighton, Virtro Entertainment
Zhouming Tang, Intelligent Haptronic Solutions