Mimic has pioneered 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. The joint install base of approximately 1,500 units worldwide (dV-Trainer and Skills Simulator) makes Mimic the most widely used simulation platform.
- 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.
Click here to watch a short overview video narrated by Jeff Berkley about Mimic and the flagship dV-Trainer®.