Mission and vision
Surgical training programs are unable to keep up with the rapid introduction of new technologies, the trend toward competency-based rather than time-based resident training and the increasing cost of traditional training. PrecisionOS was founded to address those gaps in surgical training by combining proven educational principles with realistic, lifelike experiences through VR simulation. The vision of PrecisionOS is to forever change the way physicians acquire knowledge and skill, at a fraction of the cost and time.
Medical institutions use the PrecisionOS platform for training both residents and practicing surgeons. VR training provides an effective training modality at a lower cost, and reduces the time it takes to produce surgeons who are confident, capable and ready to perform procedures on their own.
Medical device companies
Medical device companies employ PrecisionOS VR technology to instruct practicing surgeons on implants and other devices they are bringing to market. They also train their sales representatives to become experts on devices, instruments and procedures so they can be an indispensable resource to the surgeons they support.
The PrecisionOS platform delivers a lifelike experience that recreates what surgeons face in a real operating room. It includes human anatomy, surgical instruments, medical devices such as orthopedic implants and the operating theater itself. The realism extends to the freedom of movement and autonomous decisions that surgeons face in the actual OR — as opposed to other scripted simulations that guide the surgeon’s hand.
Research and development
Our training modules for shoulder, spine, hip and knee arthroplasty and knee arthroscopy are actively used by leading medical institutions or are nearing release. PrecisionOS is also pursuing the use of its VR technology for preoperative planning and simulation of case-specific surgery, for which we will seek FDA 510K clearance. The technology is adaptable to all surgical modalities used in orthopedics including open surgery, arthroscopy and robotic surgery.
PrecisionOS has partnered with SIGN International to extend the leading edge of fracture care to the developing world. SIGN is a not-for-profit organization that donates orthopedic education, implant systems and the required surgical instruments to surgeons in developing countries. This first-of-its-kind partnership will allow SIGN Fracture Care to launch efficient anytime, anywhere VR training in the 53 countries they serve.
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