FundamentalVR announced that it partnered with Haply Robotics to transform traditional surgical training methods through virtual reality (VR).
Haply Robotics develops highly portable, performant and affordable haptic controllers, including the flagship Inverse3 device. Boston-based FundamentalVR said it aims for the partnership to expand its offerings to procedures that require high-fidelity reach.
“We are always looking for innovative ways to expand and improve our SaaS platform Fundamental Surgery. We are thrilled to be partnering with Haply Robotics – a leader in kinesthetic grounded haptics – and continue to support our medical device and pharmaceutical partners’ educational programs to allow better product adoption by advancing our strategy for a hardware-agnostic open platform and its skills transfer capabilities,” said Richard Vincent, co-founder and CEO of FundamentalVR.
FundamentalVR’s HapticVR technology allows for collaborative clinical training. It helps to improve patient outcomes and lower surgical risks during even the most complex and challenging surgeries. The company develops patented technology that mimics the physical touch of surgical actions. It accurately simulates the sensations of bone textures, muscle and soft tissue.
“We’re excited to support FundamentalVR’s rapidly growing business strategy by providing an integral component of a complete high-fidelity simulation solution,” said Colin Gallacher, president and co-founder of Haply Robotics. “Haply’s haptic devices will enhance FundamentalVR’s developed virtual environment and medical training scenarios through force feedback and sense of touch.”