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Ventriculostomy Simulation

Ventric Simulation

This robust, turnkey mixed reality simulator simulates part of an anatomically correct head and skull for practicing, learning, teaching and debriefing a ventriculostomy (aka external ventricular drain, EVD) procedure. Designed for austere environments, it does not require wireless or internet access or wet fluids; accepts 110/220V, 50/60Hz. It can be unpacked/set up/be operational in 5-7 minutes by an unfamiliar person. The portable simulator ships inside a military-spec padded case with inbuilt wheels and telescoping pull-handle that meets airline checked luggage size limits (L+W+H=60”); weight < 70 lbs.

For information about this simulation technologies, contact Sem Lampotang at
slampotang email

Procedures

- Ventriculostomy (EVD)

Components

Ventric Component - CT Scan-based 3D-printed physical head and skull
- Virtual model of the anatomy of the brainstem, scalp, brain and ventricles
- Tracked instruments: needle, catheter loaded onto stylet and virtual camera
- Common modular stand for use with other DoD modular anatomies
- Automated scoring algorithm and replay system
- Instructional materials teach how to perform procedure on the simulator






Technology

Ventric Technology - Anatomically correct, based on medical imaging scans of a real human
- Precise sub-millimeter tracking of all events
- Skin-like replaceable insert with scalp, skull w/ inner, outer tables and dura










Features

Ventric Features - Adjustable view modes for realism and AARs
- Cognitive aids for catheter orientation
- Tactile feedback of bone and brain matter
- Debriefing with replay of past procedures







Patents

- US Patent 9,251,721
- Other patents pending

Ventric Simulator Demonstrations

Ventriculostomy Demonstration - Video
Video of mixed simulation for ventriculostomy training - Video

News/Press

Mixed reality simulators training treatment for injured soldiers - Article

Abstracts

Publications

Posters

A Mixed Simulator for Ventriculostomy Practice - Poster

Resources and Screenshots

One Page Fact Sheet - PDF
Ventric Informational Poster - PDF
Ventric Virtual Anatomy - Image
Ventric Manikin Head Model - Image
Ventric Components During Training - Image