Surgical Virtual Reality Company, Fundamental VR, Signs Strategic Agreement with Mayo Clinic
FundamentalVR, a Virtual Reality (VR) training and data analysis technology platform, recently announced a three year strategic collaboration and joint development agreement with Mayo Clinic, the US leading academic medical center, which will see both companies jointly develop market-leading surgical VR simulation and education products.
In addition the current release of the Fundamental Surgery platform is now live in the Mayo Clinic’s world renowned simulation centers located in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota.
As a result, FundamentalVR will leverage the expertise of world-leading surgeons and clinical practitioners, as well as 3D modelling, data scientists and simulation specialists at Mayo Clinic, to create new simulation content, assessment criteria and validation for Fundamental Surgery, FundamentalVR’s Haptic and VR medical simulation platform. FundamentalVR will also benefit from access to an unrivalled body of clinical research and validation opportunities.
The agreement will see the two parties collaborating on a range of simulations with an initial focus on the General Surgery area. They will then move into exciting growth areas including robotic and patient specific simulation derived from DiCom (Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine) data and 3D modelling harnessing many years of Mayo Clinic clinical expertise into a whole new realm of education, assessment and evaluation.
Richard Vincent, CEO at FundamentalVR commented, “This alliance with the Mayo Clinic will dramatically accelerate our progress and ensures that the FundamentalVR team has access to the very best surgical knowledge. Mayo Clinic and FundamentalVR are both ultimately focused on improving patient outcomes and with this in mind we share the belief that the comparative data insight and measurement available through our platform will have a profoundly positive impact on the wellbeing of people around the world. Our haptic + immersive VR platform has already proven itself to offer a new way to allow skills development and we are proud that this has been recognised by one of the USA’s leading and most inspirational medical groups.”