Inside dV-Trainer®

Partnership with Intuitive Surgical®

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Since 2003, Mimic has enjoyed a fruitful collaboration with Intuitive Surgical, developer of the da Vinci® Surgical System and the global leader in the field of robotic-assisted minimally invasive surgery. In order to make the dV-Trainer® the most realistic da Vinci simulator possible, Mimic has licensed Intuitive Surgical technology related to the da Vinci robot kinematics, instrument design, vision display, multimedia content, and API.

In fact, the virtual representation of the robot and instruments were created from the original CAD files used to manufacture the actual da Vinci robot. Through our ongoing partnership with Intuitive Surgical, we aim to continue introducing our customers to new da Vinci technology in the virtual world shortly after such technology becomes available in the real world.

da Vinci Si Skills Simulator

Mimic has been working with Intuitive Surgical to integrate Mimic’s simulation software with the da Vinci Si Surgeon Console. The result is the da Vinci Skills Simulator, available for sale through Intuitive Surgical. Most of the exercises found in Mimic’s dV-Trainer can also be found in Intuitive’s Skills Simulator, however some exercises and technologies remain available only on the dV-Trainer. Visit the Intuitive Surgical booth at upcoming trade shows to try Mimic simulation on the Si Surgeon Console.