Creating the Gran Turismo of surgery
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Raimundo Sierra is the Founder and CEO from VirtaMed, a Swiss company specialized in surgical simulation systems, covering interventions in orthopaedics, gynecology, laparoscopy and urology, providing true-to-life training for aspiring surgeons and established ones, as part of their continuing education.
At the edge of robotics and gaming, Raimundo takes us through the origins of this extremely ambitious project, explaining how the first systems from VirtaMed were developed, and how they currently fit in the diverse surgical curricula provided by established institutions in Europe, China and the US.
Beyond the volume of training that such platforms can offer and the positive repercussions in terms of operative results, they also provide equitable access to surgical training, a point that is particularly close to Raimundo's heart given his personal experience.
01:36 - Raimundo’s background and what led him to the world of surgical simulation systems
07:33 - The origins of VirtaMed and what differentiates its solutions from medical devices
11:24 - How surgical simulation systems are integrated to medical curricula
16:16 - The components of VirtaMed surgical simulation systems
20:38 - VirtaMed’s global footprint and driving adoption of its products
24:58 - The potential of emerging technologies like machine learning in the field of surgical simulation
27:11 - How VirtaMed works with surgeons
34:47 - VirtaMed’s business model
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