Geomagic Showcases Touch-Enabled Virtual Reality Solutions at NextMed/MMVR20 Conference

  Geomagic Showcases Touch-Enabled Virtual Reality Solutions at NextMed/MMVR20

    OEM Partners Demonstrate Computer-Based Training and Skills Assessment
  Solutions in Which ‘Learning by Feel’ is Critical to Achieving Competency


Business Wire

MORRISVILLE, N.C. -- February 19, 2013

Geomagic^®, a global company providing 3D technology for digital reality, has
announced that it will showcase innovative touch-enabled medical simulation
and training applications developed by its OEM partners and educational
customers. Using Geomagic’s Sensable Phantom^® force feedback haptic devices
and OpenHaptics^® software toolkit, the applications will be demonstrated at
the NextMed/MMVR20 (Medicine Meets Virtual Reality) conference being held this
week in San Diego, Calif. As medical education embraces advanced simulation to
better train the next generation of clinicians, Geomagic and its customers
show how adding the sense of touch turns computer-based learning into highly
realistic training experiences for skills building and competency testing – at
zero risk to patients.

Touch of Life Technologies' new OPUS Mini medical simulator is ideally suited
for ultrasound-guided ...

Touch of Life Technologies' new OPUS Mini medical simulator is ideally suited
for ultrasound-guided needle injection training. (Photo: Business Wire)

WHERE: NextMed/MMVR20, San Diego Marriott Mission Valley Hotel, San Diego,
WHAT: Geomagic Sensable Haptic Devices and Customer Application Demonstrations
WHEN: Demonstrations on Thursday, Feb. 21 and Friday, Feb. 22 during
conference hours

Applications on display at MMVR include:

  *mySmartSimulations^®, of Saratoga Springs, N.Y., will display custom,
    interactive healthcare skills development and training solutions that
    utilize haptics for applications that include urinary catheterization, IV
    insertion, intubation and chest tube insertions.
  *OPUS^™ Mini, created by Touch of Life Technologies of Aurora, Colo., is a
    medical skills training and assessment environment that focuses on the
    development of ultrasound-guided, needle-based medical skills, such as the
    administration of regional anesthesia, central venous access and lumbar
    puncture. The product uses a virtual patient, which is based on real
    anatomy derived from its VH Dissector for Medical Education software
  *Punch Biopsy, developed by Ohio Supercomputer Center in partnership with
    medical schools in Ohio, is a simulation environment for teaching
    physicians to perform a simple punch skin biopsy. Through computer
    modeling, the simulation emulates various lesion and skin thicknesses, and
    it includes a haptic device that provides the tactile sensation of
    sampling the skin with a punch biopsy.

In addition, Geomagic will display several of its Phantom haptic devices and
demonstrate its OpenHaptics^™ software. OpenHaptics^™ is an API that provides
a simple environment for developers to add haptic properties to their own
computer-based applications, such as these shown by Geomagic’s OEM partners.

About Geomagic

Geomagic ( is a global company dedicated to advancing and
applying 3D technology for the benefit of humanity. Geomagic’s scanning and
design software solutions are used to capture and model 3D content from
physical objects, organically sculpt complex shapes, and prepare products for
manufacturing. In addition, the company produces powerful 3D metrology and
inspection software that verifies dimensional quality by comparing as-built
products to master designs. Geomagic’s Sensable Phantom haptic devices
simulate the sense of touch in a digital environment.

Geomagic’s software and hardware are utilized by world-class customers in a
variety of industries, including aerospace, automotive, medical, consumer
products, toys, collectibles, coin design, jewelry, fine art, heritage
restoration, research, education, mold making, entertainment, training and
surgical simulation. In fact, some of the world’s leading companies and
research organizations use Geomagic software, including Ford, BMW,
Boeing,Harley Davidson,Timberland,Mattel/Fisher Price, Lego,Pratt &
Whitney,NASA, Schneider Electronic, 3M,DanaherandInvisalign. Geomagic is
based in Research Triangle Park, N.C., USA, with an office in Boston,
subsidiaries in Europe and Asia, and channel partners worldwide.

Geomagic, Geomagic Studio, Geomagic Qualify, Geomagic Qualify Probe, Geomagic
Spark, Wrap, Geomagic Wrap, Phantom, OpenHaptics, Phantom Omni, Freeform,
Claytools, Sensable and Sensable Technologies, Inc. are trademarks or
registered trademarks of Geomagic Inc. All other trademarks are the property
of their respective owners.

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Geomagic PR Contacts
Rachael Dalton-Taggart, +(1) 919-474-0135
Director of Corporate Communications
PR Representative (Europe)
Neil McLeod, +44 (1) 666 504293
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