Smile Train and BioDigital Inc have launched a mobile version of the web-based Smile Train Virtual Surgery Simulator. The new mobile app offers multilingual, interactive 3D training on surgical procedures with offline accessibility.

While it is equipped with the same features as the web-based simulator, the app can overcome connectivity issues that frequently occur in remote areas. During the pandemic, it has become a valuable supplement to hands-on training for surgeons in every stage of their career and skills development, according to a media release from Smile Train.

“Tools that overcome common barriers are an essential part of providing sustainable care, ensuring the best outcomes for patients, and advancing health equity. The accessibility of this mobile app will put cutting-edge training technology in the hands of physicians who are saving lives every day.”

— Roberto L. Flores, medical director of the Virtual Surgery Simulator

“We’re proud to have worked with Smile Train for over 20 years, with a mutual goal of making more accessible, higher-quality training tools. As a trailblazer that welcomes and embraces new technology, Smile Train has been a true partner in helping us craft more comprehensive digital training tools for medical professionals in developing countries.”

— Aaron Oliker, co-founder and Chief Innovation Officer at BioDigital Inc

Smile Train’s sustainable model empowers local medical professionals with training, funding and resources to provide free cleft surgery and comprehensive cleft care to children globally. For the last 21 years, Smile Train has supported safe, high-quality cleft care for more than 1.5 million children and will continue to do so until every child in need born with a cleft has access to the care they deserve, the release continues.

“Complex challenges require innovative solutions, and Smile Train is committed to developing those solutions with our partners. Under the leadership of Dr. Flores, digital simulation training is advancing to the next level. This will be invaluable for our partners and the patients we support, particularly as the pandemic continues to impact our global community.”

— Susannah Schaefer, Smile Train President & Chief Executive Officer

[Source(s): Smile Train, PR Newswire]

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