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Recent Major Improvements
Change-log: September 2019
Virteasy Dental –
Integrated Curriculum for pre-clinical studies
Working with our training partner, JP Mentors UK, we have added in a default 5-year curriculum for pre-clinical studies along with additional teaching materials for integrating simulation into your teaching.
This curriculum is based on the most used exercises across the world from leading universities.
1st Year – Density theory and basic blocks
2nd Year – Core-skills including indirect vision
3rd Year – Developing skills in restoration with individual teeth and jaw models. First full virtual patient.
4th Year – Virtual patients and CT / Intra-oral integration
5th Year – High risk patient case-studies using Virteasy Editor
Additional exercises in endodontics, prosthodontics and implantology can easily be allocated to individual students or classes at the teachers or institutions discretion through Virteasy Assistant.
Student Self Assessment
Every exercise can now either have a snapshot (the floppy disk icon) to create different branches of the treatment to reload or can be finalised (the tick icon) which launches the self assessment questions for that type of exercise.
Student self-reflection can be logged in Virteasy Assistant using the new student login.
Virteasy Dental –
(Virteasy Assistant) Student Login and Self Reflection
Students can now login to Virteasy Assistant using their login credentials and review all of their evaluations. They can also leave their comments and self reflection notes before the teacher gives them a grade.
In the future, we will look at the possibility of making this available from a mobile application.
(Virteasy Editor) Create-a-caries
Our new create-a-caries workflow on Virteasy Editor secures the programs place as the most powerful creation tool for haptic and VR dental simulators. Now you’re able to import geometric objects from our library and then move and manipulate them to create new shapes to represent the type of caries you wish to use.
FULL LIST OF UPDATES
(Virteasy Assistant) Simulator Grading
Our new evaluation screen allows teachers to take control over the simulator grading of students and use their expert eye to validate scores.
Teachers also have the ability to give a custom grade that aligns with the university grading system to ensure that Virteasy is integrated into teaching practices.
(Virteasy Assistant) 3D Viewer
No more logging on to the simulator to load a student snapshot. Now you have access to the 3D solid straight from the teacher PC.
Another area where students and teachers can communicate with each other about the work.
(Virteasy Assistant) Self Assessment Questions and Reflection
By seeing the student’s responses to self assessment questions you can understand how the student sees their own work and how they’ve reflected on it since doing it.
Alongside the questions, students can leave their self-reflection comments.
(Virteasy Assistant) Set a University Logo
We’re very proud that universities wanted to put their stamp on Virteasy. So we listened to everyone who asked and have added an option to put a logo on to the loading screen of Virteasy, right opposite our own logo.
(Virteasy Editor) Export Solid Creation
With more and more universities having mixed simulation suites (having previously bought other brands of simulator), we understand how important it is to integrate the two workflows.
With Virteasy Editor, you can now create a solid and then export the STL(s) of the external solid or all the individual components (enamel, dentine, pulp, caries) so that you can 3D print them to be used in traditional phantom head suites, or to import them into other types of simulators.
Full Change-log History
New features on previous updates can be found below:
April 2019 Change-log
If you have a database of lots of users and you don’t have LDAP, it can be a long list. When you click the login box, you’ll now see the available letters at the bottom of the screen as a helpful little jump.
Now with more than 115+ exercises in familiarisation, restoration, endodontics, prosthodontics and implantology. All of the thumbnails have been updated to better represent the exercise.
Administrators have quick access to the following support programs straight from the simulation now:
1) Haptic connection
2) Haptic calibration
3) Support at distance
You can now go to the next step into the calibration by using the pedal so you can keep a stable position without having to touch the screen.
Depth Gauge – All Exercises
The wait is over! You can now access the depth gauge from the aids menu in every type of exercise. The position has been moved to the bottom of the top screen so you can easily refer to it whilst doing a treatment.
More intuitive aids
For implantology we have reconfigured the order of the aids to make it more intuitive for everyone:
1) Lesson notes
2) Impact position
3) Planned angle
4) Depth gauge
5) Post-drill visual check
Virteasy Editor: Integrated STL library
In the last public release we gave you a free library of STLs to use. Now you have access to all of these files from within Virteasy Editor. Create a new exercise and when you get to solid creation you can choose import from library.
Virteasy Editor: Snapshot Thumbnails
Creating new exercises just got a few clicks easier. From the solid viewer on step 3 you can take a snapshot of the 3D view and the program will automatically set this snapshot as the thumbnail image for the exercise.
Virteasy Assistant: Optimisation
Some behind the scenes optimisations have made the program quicker, more stable and better optimised for daily use.
Changelog: November 2018
The new guest mode allows the simulator to be disconnected from the server, taken to open days or to exhibitions and it still magicly works. No admin or fake user logins. Just guest mode. Simple. When you’re done, just connect the simulator back to the network and it’ll recharge all the latest exercises.
Already tested out at ADEMA in Palma, Spain and the gaming exhibition in December 2018.
One of our most requested features of all time is here. Choose a high speed or low speed burr and in one-click you can launch a calibration tutorial. Experienced users can use the 3D mouse to perform a translation movement and calibrate manually so that everyone has the best of both worlds in a user-friendly way!
Virteasy Dental now features an astonishing 114 preloaded exercises. With the release of Virteasy Editor, ANY university can now create their own exercises with STL or DICOM files. Feel free to contact us if you want your new exercises to be included in the next release.
Full STL Library
Virteasy Editor is now ready to export exercises straight to the simulator. It comes equipped with a full library of adult teeth. All you need to do is create an STL for the caries and target that you want and you’re ready to go!
Virteasy Assistant now comes fully equipped for the classroom with the Boradcaster. As a teacher this allows you to view all of the simulators from a Teacher PC and even put them up on the big screen.
Changelog: September 2018
The latest changelog is filled with useful advancements for the Virteasy Solution. First off, let’s look at the Virteasy Simulator:
For all new orders, the Virteasy Simulator will be available on Linux. This is a huge advancement from the Windows alternative that has allowed us to provide optimised performance, a more secure machine and prepare the simulator for the future so you don’t have to worry about your simulator suite. All existing customers can contact us to arrange a switch over to Linux if they wish.
We now have lots of exercises in dexterity (29) and restoration (32). Now, the focus moves on to endodontics, prosthodontics and implantology to offer an entire database of preloaded exercises so universities are ready to go from day one.
To help make placement and calibration easier within the 3D we’ve implemented the traditional “gizmo”. We were blown away by the feedback from #ADEE2018 of just how important this little aid was. So we listened and here it is. Available in the latest update: the gizmo.
Haptic calibration is now built into the system to help you concentrate more on the use of the simulator and less on the setup. We’re working on tutorials and prompts to make this even smoother now.
When you’re inside an exercise, you’ve chosen a burr and you’re ready to go, we want to mimic the experience as close as we can. With the feedback from an existing client we have now added in a rotation effect to improve the experience
Now let’s look at Virteasy Editor:
Editor brings the ability to create your own exercises, important patient scans and even complete your own “expert” planification for implantology. No one else offers all of that. We’re still improving and integrating the editor and will be working with existing users to advance it further.
Now let’s take a look at Virteasy Assistant:
USER DETAILED VIEW
Again thanks to one of our fantastic universities, we have implemented a detailed user view into Assistant. We’re currently integrating out remote-viewer into assistant for a fully integrated classroom setup.
You can find out how to contact us here.