Mexico creates medical training simulator with virtual reality and robotics

The system, designed in collaboration with doctors from Mexico's General Hospital, allows the healthcare professional to experience microsurgery, including full-scale ergonomic proportions of the instruments and a three-dimensional viewer that shows the surgeon a scene similar to what they would see under the electron microscope.

A team of Mexican researchers from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) created a medical training simulator with virtual reality and robotics, unique in the world, which trains medical professionals in complex neurosurgical treatments.

"There is no system similar to ours worldwide that combines physical and virtual models of patients. It features three-dimensional computer simulation for training in various surgical procedures," project leader Miguel Angel Padilla Castañeda told Xinhua.

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