Innovation in simulation

Core technologies exclusive to Mimic

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Mimic has been pioneering advances in simulation since 2001. A visionary and technology innovator, Mimic has been awarded research grants from DARPA and TATRC, and completed consulting projects for several medical device and simulation companies. Mimic has built the most advanced robotic simulation technology, with a track record of continuous innovation:

  • In 2007, Mimic unveiled the dV-Trainer®, the first simulator to recreate the look and feel of the da Vinci® Surgery System. This independently validated trainer is now used in institutions and hospitals across the Americas, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.
  • In 2011, the da Vinci Skill Simulator, a virtual reality simulator for the da Vinci Si System, was introduced by Intuitive Surgical. This simulator was developed jointly by Mimic Technologies and Intuitive and is based on Mimic’s advanced simulation technology. Mimic’s da Vinci simulation training platform is setting a new standard for surgery simulation. With more than 1,000 installations, no other virtual reality medical simulator has ever been adopted at such a rapid rate.
  • In 2012, Mimic introduced a number of innovative products that will greatly enhance robotic simulation and training. The revamped MScore™ uses experienced surgeon data to provide relevant scoring baselines for all dV-Trainer simulation exercises – an industry first. MShare™ allows institutions to collaborate and share their dV-Trainer simulation curricula and best practices – another industry first. MLabs™ is Mimic’s new robotic dry-labs, replicating select existing dV-Trainer exercises to provide a continuous training path moving from VR to hands-on training on the actual robot.

To download more information about Mimic’s technology and published validation studies, visit the Resources page.