Inovus Medical will be travelling to San Diego for IMSH2020, the International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare, later this month where they will be unveiling their newest innovation that is set to democratise high-fidelity surgical simulation to the masses.

The team will be on stand #334 where they will be carrying out demonstrations of the LapAR simulator. This Augmented Reality (AR) Laparoscopic Simulator has been developed with support by SBRI Healthcare, an NHS England initiative, led by the Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs) and will be unveiled for the first time at IMSH ahead of its full market launch later this year.

The simulator delivers real-feel haptics by combining real laparoscopic instruments with highly realistic soft tissue models. These medical models are merged with a digital environment to create a high-fidelity full procedure simulation. Patent pending technology allows the real and digital environments to interact, allowing complications to be triggered in the real environment and managed in the digital environment.

The simulator will initially be launched with general surgery and O&G specific tasks as well as the full suite of LapPass tasks from the ALSGBI. Proprietary instrument tracking technology enables capture of instrument handling and performance metrics with all performance data displayed in an online portfolio, making this a distance learning platform for widescale laparoscopic simulation.