The OPUS™ Mini from Touch of Life Technologies provides a virtual-reality based medical skills training environment that is focused on providing a quality user experience and a strong return on investment in a lightweight and portable form factor for addressing a wide variety of ultrasound guided, needle based medical skills.
Versatile Platform for Many Specialties
The OPUS Mini was designed with a focus on providing virtual reality based instruction of ultrasound guided needle procedures for a variety of specialties in a low cost, optimized package. The OPUS Mini accomplishes this by integrating two haptic force feedback devices with high-resolution 3D graphics of an entire human body displayed on either a highly portable iMac computer or an immersive 3D stereoscopic computer system and display.
Virtual Patients from Real Anatomy
Based on real anatomy derived from the Visible Human Project® and other high-resolution photographic datasets the OPUS Mini provides the most anatomically accurate virtual patients available. Combined with proprietary technologies for altering morphology, posture and pathologies the OPUS Mini can be extended through software to ultimately provide a limitless supply of virtual patients for trainees to practice and test their skills on.
Guided Curricula with Quantitative Feedback
Each OPUS Mini module provides a completely autonomous training experience through content and programming to guide, critique and score the trainee. Through standard media elements including text, audio, images and videos along with more advanced interactive anatomic animations in which the trainee can visualize and interact with complex anatomical presentations the trainee is provided with the necessary background information clinical standards for each procedure. As the trainee continues into the simulation to perform the procedure in a risk-free virtual environment OPUS Mini records their performance and provides sophisticated feedback on the trainee's progress.
OPUS RA Module
The OPUS Regional Anesthesia module guides trainees through the anatomical and procedural aspects of peripheral nerve blocks. In the module, trainees can learn and practice administration of blocks including femoral nerve, interscalene, paravertebral and epidural using palpation, nerve stimulation and ultrasound guidance. While these may be virtual patients, they give trainees real experience with detailed instructions and measures that combine to guide, critique and score the trainee's progress.
OPUS CVA Module
The OPUS Central Venous Access module allows trainees to practice varying approaches for access via the internal jugular, femoral and subclavian veins. By standardizing proficiency measures for an essential skill that crosses a large number of specialties, OPUS CVA can help reduce risk and improve patient safety.
OPUS LP Module
The OPUS Lumbar Puncture module guides trainees through the challenging procedure of lumbar puncture, where subtle changes in resistance and accurate determination of needle advancement and orientation determine efficacy and patient safety. In this highly accurate virtual environment leveraging real anatomy from the Visible Human Project, learners gain experience and build confidence through comprehensive, quantitative feedback on their performance.