IHS' Debut at the 55th China Higher Education Expo
From November 8-10, Intelligent Haptronic Solutions (IHS) attended the 55th China Higher Education Expo, hosted by the China Higher Education Association and supported by the Hunan Provincial Education Department and Changsha Municipal People’s Government. The event, attended by over 1000 companies occupying more than 3000 exhibition booths, was held at the Changsha International Convention and Exhibition Center and featured the latest products in technology and higher education equipment, including artificial intelligence-enabled tools, cloud computing, 5G network support, and other products for improving education and practical training across multiple disciplines. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, a major area of interest at the event was in the medical education and health domain, around infection prevention and control supplies for colleges and universities.
Leading innovation in medical education and hands-on surgical training
At the exhibition, IHS demoed our third generation virtual reality surgical simulator, receiving heavy attention from universities, academics, and distributors, and creating a forum for in-depth discussions with subject matter experts from various medical schools and medical device manufacturers. The advanced virtual reality, haptics, and artificial intelligence technology of our product drew attention to the need for technology-enabled solutions for accelerated medical training and enhanced educational standards.
At present, IHS is in research and development with Beijing Tsinghua Changyu Hospital, Southern Medical University Shenzhen Hospital, Shenzhen University General Hospital and other large-scale, Tier 3 hospitals in China to guide product development and establish the basis for rigorous pilot testing and validation.
IHS will begin mass production of our virtual reality endoscopy simulator at the end of December 2020 and conduct pilot testing at Shenzhen Hospital of Southern Medical University. We are currently seeking additional clinical and manufacturing parters in China, and pilot testers in North America.
Founded in 2017, Intelligent Haptronic Solutions is a medical robotics company focused on developing industry-leading VR simulation solutions for surgical training and beyond. The IHS team bolsters senior engineering talent from Canada and China, with dual Research and Development centres in Vancouver, Canada and Shenzhen, China. Together with reputable gastroenterologists and medical experts from North America and China, IHS’ endoscopy simulator is engineered to provide the most realistic, learner-centered environment for surgical trainees to practice and acquire critical endoscopic skills and techniques for clinical competency. The simulator is developed with global training standards and practice guidelines in mind and engineered to enhance the quality of medical education.
IHS intends to expand its surgical simulation products to other specialties in the medical field and robotics-assisted surgery. The company’s roadmap includes creating haptic hardware and software solutions for education, industry, gaming, entertainment and other industries.