The PHACON trainers combine the advantages of surgical training on an anatomical model with the possibilities of virtual assistance. The surgery on the artificial specimen is supported by a related PHACON Navigator and integrated sensor technology.
Strategies of operating can be trained with real instruments with the necessary haptic, as usual with specimen. Additionally, the surgeon receives further information, e.g. CT-data, the virtual model, the position of the instrument and the analysis of injured risk structures.
The artificial specimen can be used any time, in any place and without any effort. Worldwide PHACON trainers and artificial specimen are in use as an effective supplement or alternative to human specimen. In surgical training courses, on fairs and congresses, the trainers are immediately ready for use without special handling or storing. That is what makes them a popular and uncomplicated training unit for hands-on courses and an effective marketing tool (e.g. for manufacturers of medical devices or hearing aids and implants). The assistance and support during the surgical education by the help of simulators is a rising and increasingly trend to train and transfer knowledge of new and complex strategies of surgery.
Furthermore PHACON developed a special method which significantly facilitates your OR preparation. Basing on medical image data (CT, MR, DVT) we produce patientindividual 3D models. Surgeons as well as patients receive an additional win of information by this way of preoperative planning of complex intervention.