Frequently Asked Questions

Below you'll find answers to the questions we get asked the most about SIMVANA. If you can't find an answer to your question below, feel free to Contact Us us here.

Technical

Does SIMVANA Provide the Hardware?

No, each facility is required to purchase their own Meta Quest 2 headset, Link Cable, and a VR-Ready PC.

SIMVANA also supports Oculus Rift S headsets if your institution has already purchased VR hardware.

How Much Space Do I Need?

For safety reasons, Oculus requires a minimum user area that is 6 feet by 6 feet (1.83m X 1.83m) and completely free of obstructions. Larger spaces are recommended as they allow for greater freedom of movement.

What Equipment Is Required?

A VR Headset. Either the 128 GB Meta Quest 2 with an Oculus link cable, or the Oculus Rift S.

  • In addition, the Quest 2 requires a Meta account for setup and use.  A generic account for your simulation department would be suitable. 

A VR-Ready laptop or desktop PC with at least the following specifications:

  • OS: Windows 10
  • PROCESSOR: Intel i7 7700k
  • MEMORY: 16GB RAM
  • GRAPHICS: NVIDIA RTX 3060
  • STORAGE: 3 GB
  • NETWORK: High speed internet connection
How Do I Setup SIMVANA?

Please visit our installation guide page for instructions on setting up PC

General

What Is SIMVANA?

SIMVANA is a VR application containing an immersive virtual operating room and an intricately designed physics-based anesthesia machine that replicates a real-world machine in how it behaves and responds to user actions.

Who Is SIMVANA For?

SIMVANA is designed for first-year anesthesia residents, nurse anesthesia students, and interns preparing for their anesthesia rotation. It allows learners to familiarize themselves with the operating room, the anesthesia machine, how to perform a complete machine checkout, and how to handle emergencies related to the anesthesia machine and its related components.

What Content Does SIMVANA Cover?

SIMVANA includes Machine Basics 1-3, which cover the fundamentals of the anesthesia machine over approximately 65 lessons.  At the end of each section is a challenge phase in which the learner is given a problem to solve taken directly from the lessons. Refer to our features page for a list of mastery lessons.

When Will SIMVANA Be Available?

The first commercial release of SIMVANA is expected to be available in Late April or early May of 2022.

Where Can I Purchase SIMVANA?

To purchase SIMVANA, please contact us, or email us at info@simvana.com