FundamentalVR: A Surgeon’s Sense of Touch, Virtually

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At the core of FundamentalVR's virtual reality surgery training platform are force-feedback or kinesthetic haptics that can simulate the simulate the surgeon’s sense of touch.

Surgeons rely on their sense of touch to identify anatomical structures, especially when they can’t see them, which is increasingly the case in minimally invasive surgeries. They can feel the pop when a needle pierces tissue, or the point when a drill has gone beyond hard bone into soft tissue.

So when Richard Vincent and Chris Scattergood founded FundamentalVR, they wanted to provide surgeons with the use of their senses for a realistic and useful virtual experience.

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