The virtual operating room (OR) is a training tool for OR assistants. OR assistants learn how to handle complicated OR equipment and simulate realistic situations. This contributes to a safe and efficient OR environment.
The virtual OR is a fully equipped virtual operating room in which you can walk to the equipment and operate it with your mouse or controller. The virtual instruments have all the possibilities that the real equipment also has. In the virtual room you can simulate realistic problems and learn how you can resolve them. It is a good way to playfully train in the use of operating techniques.
ICT plays an important role in improving the efficiency and effectiveness of training programmes. This provides many benefits. The surgeon does not practice on a patient and can therefore cause no damage. The operation can be repeated as often as is necessary. The program keeps score and shows who has already performed a specific training. In addition, the virtual room also provides information about the layout of the operating room and the ergonomics. The virtual operating room is developed in cooperation with Grendel Games and Olympus Europe. A number of scenarios have been realized.