SOURCE: EON Reality, Inc.

EON Reality, Inc.

July 19, 2011 08:41 ET

EON Reality Software Used for Virtual Reality Robotic Heart Surgery Training in Poland

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - Jul 19, 2011) - EON Reality, the world's leading interactive 3D software provider, today announced that the Foundation of Cardiac Surgery Development (FCSD) in Poland is using EON Reality's software for quick verification of new designs, robots and surgical instruments and creating a common language between engineers and physicians.

The FCSD was established in 1991 and its main goal has been to support the development of Polish cardiac surgery and to introduce clinical usage modern technologies for heart treatment, including introduction of the first Polish mechanical heart assist prosthesis. FCSD has used Virtual Reality technology to create several training stations that help users to better understand the benefits of robotic surgery and how to use a robotic system during the surgery treatment.

The total Virtual Reality scene was completed with three separate robots, named Robin Heart (robot in the heart), a high-precision surgical device used in cardiac surgery. Prepared virtual operation model and also a Robin Heart training system was created in EON Professional that fully supports real-time rendering with advanced graphic effects, contact between the objects, friction, gravity and mass properties.

"Nowadays we are witnessing tremendous progress in the field of virtual reality technologies. Users have an opportunity of experiencing virtual operating theaters and tools used during operations, together with their technical description. They have a chance of controlling a cardio-surgical robot, of getting acquainted with the construction and mode of operation of different surgical tools and medical devices," said Zbigniew Nawrat, Deputy Research Director of Heart Prostheses Institute, FCSD. "But the most important quality of the Virtual Reality technology is its interactivity i.e. the possibility of involving participants in the space offered by the software and the inception of some physical features concerning the objects and the laws that govern their operation. It is possible to introduce 'real' objects into virtual space. The possibilities offered by virtual technologies are very promising in the field of education, especially in areas that concern objects that are practically inaccessible for testing due to ethical reasons (medicine) or physical considerations (space exploration). On the grounds of our experience, we claim that virtual reality technologies constitute an excellent communication language to be used by engineers and physicians in the process of designing new surgical tools (virtual operating theaters)," concluded Zbigniew Nawrat.

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