Ovum Pickup – Embryo Transfer – Simulators


Simulators of the egg retrieval procedure with haptic feedback And virtual reality Pickups is an innovative accurate Solution for the simulation of the egg retrieval procedure In the context of medically assisted reproduction (The so called “pickup” procedure) that incorporates a force Feedback system and a virtual ultra sound monitor.

Main technical features

  • Haptic feedback.
  • Real time visualization of deformations Caused by the needle to the soft tissues.
  • Real time simulation of suction and washing Procedure of the follicles.
  • Scenarios based on real clinical cases.

The pickup simulator allows for the simulation of the force feedback (haptic feedback) given in resistance to penetration of the soft tissue traversed by the needle used for the aspiration of ova, in particular of the ovarian wall and of the ovarian follicles.

Ultrasound monitoring

  • Real time visualization of the procedure by means of a simulated transvaginal ultrasound monitor.
  • Real time simulation of deformation caused by the needle to the soft tissues.
  • Real time simulation of suction and washing of the follicles.

ET Simulators

TransferSim is an innovative, high fidelity virtual simulator designed for training clinicians in the psychomotor and clinical skills associated with the Ultrasound Guided Embryo Transfer procedure.

The user can practice to improve skills using simulation scenarios based on real clinical images and actual devices. TranserSim will produce, for each student, a report showing all simulation characteristic parameters (distance from uterus bottom at release instant, released fluid amount, simulation timing and total channel touches).

In this procedure, embryos are placed into the uterus of a female, using a soft and thin catheter, with the intent to establish a pregnancy. It is a critically important procedure. No matter how good the IVF laboratory culture environment is, the physician can ruin everything with a carelessly performed embryo transfer. The entire IVF cycle depends on delicate placement of the embryos at the proper location near the middle of the endometrial cavity – with minimal trauma and manipulation.

For that purpose, the Ultrasound Guided Embryo Transfer is the most efficient technique currently available.