17 December 2018

Use of simulation for training in surgery – Planéte Santé 2018

The third edition of the Salon Planète Santé took place at Palexpo Geneva between the 4th-7th October 2018. Attracting over 30,000 visitors, this event provided the general public as well as healthcare professionals the opportunity to explore and discover the latest developments from institutions in western Switzerland. With over 70 exhibition stands providing interactive experiences as well as 100+ conference presentations, all aspects of healthcare were represented.

The SFITS provided a showcase of future insights into surgery simulation and training as part of a dedicated exhibition exploring the Cabinet of the Future. Interactive ‘hands on’ demonstrations enabled visitors to explore new developments with Virtual Reality (Synalpes Kaizen) surgical simulations as well as techniques for minimally invasive surgery (key hole surgery). Start-up initiatives were also introduced to demonstrate new interactive user interfaces for surgeons taking advantage of gesture control in an operating environment (KiOP – Tinsys).

A team of medical students from the University of Geneva joined the SFITS team to provide guidance on the demonstrations and discuss with the visitors approaches being taken towards innovation and training in surgery both today and in the future.