SimQuest open-incision surgical simWhile they say practice makes perfect but in the realm of surgery, you don’t really have a lot to practice with. What surgeons in training have to practice on right now are live patients or animals, and usually living things are not subjects you want to practice your craft on. That is all about to change. SimQuest has announced that they will be releasing the world’s first open-incision surgical sim. Using tools with haptic feedback technology and 3D renders of a human subject, SimQuest aims to improve the skills of surgeons through virtual training. With scenarios and content that can be provided by teachers and trainiers, the sim aims to be as real as possible without the involvement of any live subjects. As long as the simulator is more realistic than Trauma Center for the NDS, I would say they are on the right path. Would you let a surgeon who’s only had “virtual training” perform incisions on you?

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