Partial Nephrectomy module debuts at AUA, May 17-20, 2014
Mimic Technologies announces the launch of Maestro AR, a new augmented reality software module exclusively available on the dV-Trainer® robotic surgery simulator. Maestro AR is the first robotic surgery simulation technology that provides 3D virtual instruments for interaction with anatomy in a 3D video environment.
Maestro AR is available as a multi-specialty package, including Partial Nephrectomy (available now) with Hysterectomy, Prostatectomy and General Surgery modules in development for future delivery. Maestro AR for Partial Nephrectomy will be demonstrated at the Mimic Technologies booth (#917) during the American Urological Association (AUA) annual meeting, May 17 – 20, 2014, Orlando, FL.
Maestro AR for Partial Nephrectomy (partial removal of a kidney) was developed in collaboration with Inderbir S. Gill, MD (Chairman and Professor of the Catherine and Joseph Aresty Department of Urology, Founding Executive Director of the USC Institute of Urology and Associate Dean for Clinical Innovation, Keck School of Medicine of USC) and Andrew J. Hung, MD (Clinical Fellow, Advanced Robotics and Laparoscopy, Keck School of Medicine of USC).
Using the dV-Trainer, Partial Nephrectomy trainees interact with anatomical regions using virtual robotic instruments within augmented 3D video. The Partial Nephrectomy video used in the module is taken from an actual case performed by Dr. Gill.
The module also features audio narration from Dr. Gill to help guide the trainee through five procedure steps:
1) Colon mobilization
2) Kocherization of duodenum
3) Hilar dissection
4) Completion of kidney mobilization
5) Tumor excision and renorrhaphy
As they progress through the module, the trainees will identify anatomy, anticipate tissue retractions, predict regions for dissection and refine surgical skills. Partial Nephrectomy includes an embedded virtual reality renorrhaphy skills exercise designed to match the needle pattern used in this procedure.
“Mimic is proud to help fulfill demand that has built up for truly meaningful, procedure-specific content,” said Jeff Berkley, PhD, CEO, Mimic Technologies, Inc. “Our vision is to provide an exceptional training support option across multiple specialties that promotes skill development and basic familiarity with a procedure. We’re pleased that early feedback on Partial Nephrectomy suggests that Maestro AR is exceeding expectations through its unique combination of 3D instruments and augmented video.”
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Mimic Technologies, Inc, founded in 2001 and based in Seattle, is a pioneer and leader in robotic surgery simulation and training. The dV-Trainer by Mimic was the first simulator to recreate the look and feel of the da Vinci® Surgery System from Intuitive Surgical. F