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PeriopSim PC-Based VR Release Notes

Frequent questions and known issues - a living list

1.2.0 Release April 2024 [PeriopSim for PCVR]

Major revision to UX - new branding, color and layout

Updated Features:

  • Visual fine tuning of the User Interface
  • A new in-app keyboard
  • Improved UI on debrief screen
  • PeriopSim for PCVR will no longer need to be used with Steam VR
  • Uncontrolled instrument passes will now be a new violation event and be rejected
  • A new double-handed passing warning event has been introduced
  • Shared Mode now operates on Subscription membership as opposed to a separate group
  • Subscriptions and Experiences are constrained by device type
  • Learners are locked to a subscription after activating by performing an Experience playthrough

1.1.5 Release February 2023

  • Experience Selection Menu now organized by expandable section areas
  • New Experience Management Menu to remove downloaded Experiences from the device.
  • Experience downloads can now be stopped and resumed.
  • Experience updates are no longer automatic. An Update available alert is displayed and the Learner can select when to download.

Updates and Issues Resolved

    • A loading spinner is displayed if retrieving the Learner’s Experience information from the PeriopSim Server takes too long.
    • Experience access is refreshed when accessing Experience selection menu
    • Warning alert when attempting to download an Experience while offline
    • Experience status icons sometimes misrepresented actual state
    • Minor bugs and issues

1.1.4 Release July 2022

  • Improved error messages on login, create account and forgot password
  • Add descriptive text with instruction when forgot password form used
  • Filter students by group in shared mode
  • Change hold time for surgeon to 1.5s 
  • Change placeholder text on shared mode button to “Change User”
  • Fix instruments colliding on back table

    1.1.3 Release October 2021

    • AutoSubmit to Leaderboards
      • Users can now enable Auto Leaderboard submission via a Profile setting. When enabled the application will submit the user's experience score to Leaderboards annotated with the Initials and Facility identifiers set in their Profile without further confirmation.
    • LetsEncrypt Certificate Compatibility
      • A update to certificate processing was made to enable use of the new LetsEncrypt Root certificate. The previous certificate expired September 30th 2021 and PeriopSimVR did not automatically switch to using the new certificate.

    1.1.0 January 2021

    • Submit to Leaderboards
    • Downloadable OR Room Layouts


    Oct 1, 2019

    • Thoracic OR environment added for thoracic surgeries


    Aug 30, 2019

    • Fix for hang when using multiple windows users attempting to access content downloaded by another windows user
    • Minor statistics logging fixes for data normalization


    June 1, 2019

    • Initial Release