CAE Healthcare Acquires Haptica

Mon, 10/24/2011 - 5:43am

(Marketwire) - CAE Healthcare, a division of CAE, today announced at the American College of Surgeons 97th Annual Clinical Congress, that it has acquired Haptica's surgical simulation products and augmented reality technology. Haptica's ProMIS(TM) minimally invasive surgery and spine simulator is now part of CAE Healthcare's surgical simulation line of products.

The ProMIS(TM) simulator enables learners to train with real surgical instruments while watching their work on a screen with an augmented reality perspective. The ProMIS(TM) simulator delivers an engaging and effective approach by drawing on technologies from virtual reality games, intelligent tracking and image analysis.

"We are committed to delivering the best training solutions to improve patient safety. The acquisition of Haptica's technology and assets supports our strategy to provide a full range of best-in-class medical education and simulation solutions across a worldwide market," said Michael Bernstein, President of CAE Healthcare.

CAE Healthcare will leverage Haptica's established customer base that includes leading surgical instrument manufacturers and major university teaching hospitals. More than 200 Haptica ProMIS(TM) laparoscopy simulators are used in more than 100 of the leading surgical skill centers worldwide. Its unique augmented reality approach to surgical simulation has enabled it to deliver customized solutions for instrument manufacturers as well as providing an effective research tool for corporate R&D facilities and surgical training institutes.



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