Following the official launch of LapAR, Inovus Medical’s surgical training platform has gained a foothold in the USA with units being sold across the U.S. within hours of the product launch. The adoption of the technology comes in the wake of rapidly growing demand for high-fidelity distance learning during COVID-19. With surgeons across the globe unable to operate at their usual volumes they are at increasing risk of skills fade. Social distancing measures have impacted the delivery of traditional surgical training with many simulation centres restricting numbers and contact; meaning that previous approaches to reskilling surgeons are not possible. The LapAR solution can help meet this demand. The take home high-fidelity box trainer allows surgeons to perform close to life simulated procedures from home. Connecting with their seniors via the online training portal allows trainer led feedback of skills progression and review of live performance footage; effectively transferring the simulation centre into the homes and offices of surgeons, ensuring safe and highly effective reskilling can take place following COVID-19. Inovus Medical has announced that they will be launching the LapAR in America in joint effort with their distribution partners Nasco Healthcare. Nasco have been focussed on offering the LapAR as a solution through the CARES funding programme, a $30 billion programme available to Institutions of Higher Education to prevent, prepare for and respond to COVID-19 in the United States. The LapAR has been listed as a suggested resource by the American College of Surgeons Accredited Education Institutes in its COVID-19 Related Resources. The document provides an overview of educational and simulation resources that can help surgeons during the various stages of COVID-19 and provides further evidence for LapAR as a solution for post COVID reskilling and future proofing of surgical training for the long term. Inovus Medical CEO, Dr Elliot Street, said “The early sales and inclusion of LapAR in industry focus group documents such as this validates the distance learning capabilities of LapAR and highlights the importance of distance learning in safely reskilling the surgical workforce now and in the future. The LapAR system offers unrivalled capabilities for connected surgical training and we are excited to be delivering this to surgeons across America.”