Burr Hole Training System
SimQuest’s virtual workbench, part-task simulator trains users to drill a burr hole into the skull for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes.
This simulation-based program will enable non-neurosurgeons to learn and practice the procedure so that they will be proficient when they need to operate on a real patient with closed-head trauma.
Users stand as they would in an operating room, holding a real drill attached to force-feedback devices that replicate the feel of the drill going through the bone.
Results of an assessment study indicated that spending as little as 20 minutes on this simulator was likely to have measurable benefits for less-experienced individuals performing their first craniotomy procedure. This improved preparation has the clear potential to save lives and reduce disability.