Transform virtual learning, reform real medicine

Improve outcomes, reduce surgical errors & training time, democratize training

Delivering the best True VR surgical simulation

Running on mass produced, industry standard high-fidelity VR hardware

Training in VR with world renown surgeons

“do, repeat, learn”

About

ORAMA means vision in ancient Greek

Our vision is to change current medical education through Virtual Reality (VR). We transform healthcare outcomes with cutting edge science.

Embodied Cognition

Multiplayer

User Analytics

Quality Support

Individual Users

  • Train from the comfort of your home or office

  • Personal skills tracking and development

  • Online total user report

Medical Schools – Universities

  • Up to 7 remote users collaboration

  • Minimize errors, reduce OR time, assess via objective analytics

  • Affordable cost, high-quality education

  • Curriculum-based, educational approach

Medical Device Companies

  • Complement existing training labs

  • Improve Rep/PA comprehension

  • Portable, marketing tool, promotes industry branding

Products

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Features

based on award-winning

deep, unmatched proprietary technology

Inspired from 19th century geometric algebra, 20th century “12 principles of animation” and as a spin-off of FORTH-ICS, we developed the fastest character interpolation engine and rapid prototyping action software patterns for:

Multi-player, Co-op featuring multiple users.
Analytics engine with cloud-based user assessment.
Gamified rapid prototyping based on Geometric Algebra.
Educational Curriculum enhancing knowledge and skills.
Semantic representation of medical operations.

People

Paolo Alejandro Catilo
George Papagiannakis
Eleftherios Tsiridis, MD, PhD
Panos Trahanias
Nikos Lydatakis
Steve Kateros
Paul Zikas
Stratos Geronikolakis
Michael Kentros
Marios Kanakis
Amalia Kargopoulou
Maria Pateraki
Antonis Protopsaltis
Manos Kamarianakis
Ioanna Kartsonaki
Giannis Evangelou
Achilles Apostolou
Michael Dodis
Eleni Grigoriou
Flora Fyka
Paolo Alejandro Catilo

Paolo Alejandro Catilo

CEO & Chief Innovation Officer

Paolo Alejandro Catilo is a world traveler, venture builder, and deep technology entrepreneur, focused on the rapid acceleration of human learning in healthcare. An ex-Wall Street manager and Capitol Hill consultant turned technologist and operator, he‘s built businesses assimilating machine learning and spatial computing to advance medical education technologies.
He now leads ORamaVR, a Swiss medical VR software company developing advanced interactive training simulations for medical universities, hospital systems and life science manufacturers on a global scale. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Psychology from Radford University, and has studied Human Learning & Development at NYU Steinhardt.

George Papagiannakis

George Papagiannakis

CTO / Co-founder

15+ years in VR/AR, Computer Graphics innovation in Industry & Academia

George Papagiannakis is a computer scientist specialized in computer graphics and virtual-augmented reality. He obtained his PhD in Computer Science at the University of Geneva in Switzerland in 2006, his M.Sc. (Hons) in Advanced Computing at the University of Bristol in UK and his B.Eng. (Hons) in Computer Systems Engineering, at the University of Manchester, UK.  He is Associate Professor of Computer Graphics at the Computer Science department of the University of Crete, Greece and Affiliated  Research Fellow at the Computer Vision and Robotics Laboratory in the Institute of Computer Science of the Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas, Heraklion, Greece where he leads the CG Group. He has also been employed as lead computer graphics programmer in the industrial computer graphics simulation and 3D gaming sector in UK and Switzerland. In 2011 he has been awarded with a Marie-Curie Intra-European Fellowship for Career Development from the European Commission’s Research Executive AgencyIn 2017 he published a Springer-Nature book on Mixed Reality and Gamification which achieved more than 12k downloads in the first 10 months.

Eleftherios Tsiridis, MD, PhD

Eleftherios Tsiridis, MD, PhD

Chief Medical Officer / VP Sales / Co-founder

Professor of Orthopedics Surgery and Secretary General of the European Hip Society, Founder & CEO ICAROS Arthroplasty Center

Professor Tsiridis is the Secretary General of the European Hip Society, Vice Chairman of Orthopaedic Surgery and Head of Adult Joint Reconstruction at PGH Orthopaedic Department of Aristotle University (AUTh) Medical School in Thessaloniki, Hellas. He is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at Imperial College London, UK; Fellow of the Royal (FRCS) and the American (FACS) College of Surgeons. He hold a PhD from the King’s College London UK; and an MD cum laude from the Athens University Medical School, Hellas. He completed his residency in London, fellowship trained in Boston Medical Centre, USA and Exeter, UK; sabbatical trained at Harvard Children’s Hospital and practiced as Consultant and Senior Lecturer in Leeds University Hospitals. He has published 170 papers (7,000 citations; h:39), several book chapters and he lectures regularly around the world. He is the editor of the “Adult Hip: Master Case Series & Techniques” by Springer 2018 and the president of the “MasterClass in Arthroplasty Conference” in Europe. He has received the  “Rothman-Ranawat”, “Latta” and “Onassis” Fellowships and he is high volume arthroplasty surgeon. Entrepreneur in medicine has founded the C.O.RE (Center for Orthopaedic Research), the ART (Arthroplasty Registry Thessaloniki) and the Private Arthroplasty Center ICAROS.Ltd.

Panos Trahanias

Panos Trahanias

Co-founder

20+ years in AR, Computer Vision, Robotics and Innovation, Academia

Panos Trahanias is a Professor with the Department of Computer Science, University of Crete and ICS-FORTH. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece, in 1988. Since 1993 he is with the University of Crete and ICS-FORTH. Currently, he is the Director of Graduate Studies at the Department of Computer Science, University of Crete, and the Head of the Computational Vision & Robotics Laboratory at ICS-FORTH where he is engaged in and supervises research and R & D projects in brain-based modeling, human-robot interaction, robot navigation, remote-access robotic systems and augmented reality applications. He has published over 100 papers in technical journals and conference proceedings and has contributed in two books.

Nikos Lydatakis

Nikos Lydatakis

Head of Product Development

Nikos Lydatakis graduated from Computer Science department, University of Crete. He started as a research fellow at the Institute of Computer Science of the Foundation for Research and Technology – Hellas, on Computational Vision and Robotics Laboratory. He works in the fields of VR from 2015. He is currently working at ORamaVR as Head of Product Development.

Steve Kateros

Steve Kateros

UX & Product Manager

Steve Kateros has obtained his bachelor degree at the Computer Science Department, University of Crete. A skilled C++, C# developer mostly focused in Game and Graphics Development and with a lot of interest in VR applications. A two year undergrad researcher at ICS-FORTH and he is currently working at ORamaVR as a Product Manager and VR User Experience and Level Design.

Paul Zikas

Paul Zikas

Lead Developer & Project Coordinator

Paul Zikas is a software engineer with experience in AR and VR applications. He worked as an undergraduate researcher at the Computer Vision and Robotics Laboratory at FORTH studying Serious Games and Storytelling in Mixed Reality while participating in EU programs and international conferences. As an enthusiast in Computer Graphics and Game Programming, he designed various Mixed Reality applications for educational and entertainment purposes in mobile and desktop platforms. He earned his BSc in Computer Science from the University of Crete specializing in computer graphics.

Stratos Geronikolakis

Stratos Geronikolakis

XR & QA Developer

Stratos Geronikolakis received his BSc. degree in 2017, from the Department of Computer Science of the University of Crete, specializing in computer graphics. His interest lies in developing 3D applications for cultural heritage. An experienced AR applications developer for Android and iOS devices. He is working at ORamaVR as a XR & QA developer.

Michael Kentros

Michael Kentros

Core Analytics & AI

Michael Kentros graduated from the Computer Science Department, University of Crete. He worked at the Computer Vision and Robotics Laboratory at FORTH,
as an undergraduate and graduate researcher for 3 years. His main focus lies upon computer graphics with key interest in developing applications for improving the medicine field. He has experience on developing Serious VR Games focusing on improving the wellness of the user. He is currently working at ORamaVR as a VR content developer.

Marios Kanakis

Marios Kanakis

Lead Cloud & DevOps Developer

Marios Evangelos Kanakis obtained his BSc in Computer Science at University of Crete focusing on computer graphics. During his studies, he was a research assistant at Computer Vision and Robotics Laboratory at ICS FORTH. Marios has obtained his MSc degree in Computer Science at University of Amsterdam and Vrije Universiteit van Amsterdam, with a specialization on software engineering. His main interests lie on the broad spectrum of architectural and service-oriented design, including concepts of automation delivery and integration pipelines. He has professional work experience in various fields of software development, including VR and web-based applications. Further, he has conducted systematic research on Machine Learning for systems, and Reinforcement Learning for networking protocols.
Amalia Kargopoulou

Amalia Kargopoulou

Business Operations Manager

Amalia Kargopoulou, a skillful professional with a strong background in exports and administration, has joined the team as a Business Manager. In the work of ORamaVR, she channels her passion for human development. She holds a MA in Conflict, Security and Development (War Studies, King’s College London) and a BA in Political Science (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki).

Maria Pateraki

Maria Pateraki

Research Executive

Dr. Maria Pateraki is a researcher in the converging areas of Computer Vision and Photogrammetry with an established track record of developing vision systems for real-world problems. She has R&D experience in industry, research institutes and academia with participation in more than 25 EU, international and national funded projects and her research focus is with respect to 2D/3D object extraction and tracking, 3D pose estimation, 3D reconstruction and image matching. She obtained her Ph.D in Photogrammetry from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETHZ) in Switzerland in 2005. Since 2008 is a Associate Researcher at the Computational Vision and Robotics Lab in the Institute of Computer Science of the Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas in Greece. Prior to this post she has been a research associate at the Geomatics Department of the University of Melbourne and the Cooperative Research Center for Spatial Information (CRC-SI) in Melbourne, Australia and a postdoctoral fellow at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. She has also been a visiting assistant professor at the Computer Science Department of the University of Crete, Greece (2012-2014) and a visiting lecturer and postdoctoral fellow at the Aristotle University of Thesaloniki (2006-2007).

Antonis Protopsaltis

Antonis Protopsaltis

Research Executive

Dr. Antonis I. Protopsaltis is a computer scientist specialized in computer graphics and computer-aided design (CAD). He obtained his Ph.D. in Computer Science at the University of Ioannina-Greece in 2010, his M.Sc. (Hons) in Computer Science (Software Engineering) and his B.Sc. (Hons) in Computer Science in 1996 and 1994 respectively at Concordia University in Montreal-Canada. He is a Special Teaching Fellow of Computer Graphics with the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Western Macedonia, Greece and Affiliated Research Fellow at the Laboratory of Mechanical Systems in department of Mechanical Engineering at the same University. He has conducted research on Geometric Modeling Methods for Reverse Engineering of Scanned Objects using Curves, Surfaces and Discrete Models (triangulations and point clouds), based on Geometric Constraints of Cross-Sections. His research interests are in the areas of Computer Graphics, Geometric Modeling of 3D objects, Reverse Engineering of 3D objects, Computer Aided Design – CAD. He has actively been involved in several Greek or European funded research projects in these areas. He is a reviewer for international scientific journals of high impact. He has been employed as lead computer graphics programmer in the industrial sector.

Manos Kamarianakis

Manos Kamarianakis

SDK R&D

Manos Kamarianakis is a mathematician researcher that specializes in Computational Geometry. He got his PhD in Applied Mathematics from University of Crete, where he studied the Voronoi Diagram of 3D spheres. He also holds a M.Sc. (Hons) in Mathematics from University of Crete, with specialization in Applied Mathematics, mainly concerning various types of Algebra and their applications as well as the design and analysis of algorithms. In the same University, he also obtained his 2 bachelor degrees, both in pure (Hons) and applied mathematics (Hons). During his studies, he got multiple scholarships for his performance as an undergraduate and graduate student. An Onassis foundation scholarship was granted to him in order to obtain his PhD. Currently, he is a post-doctoral researcher in the Department of Mathematics & Applied Mathematics and a developer in OramaVR, where he focuses in applications of Clifford and higher-dimension algebras.

Ioanna Kartsonaki

Ioanna Kartsonaki

Front-end & QA Developer

Ioanna Kartsonaki has a BSc in Computer Science from University of Crete, with great focus on computer graphics. Her undergraduate thesis is  about VR computer graphics running on low-energy hardware.  She has gained industry experience in Front-end web development. She is heavily interested in Virtual Reality User Experience.

Giannis Evangelou

Giannis Evangelou

VR Content Developer

Giannis Evangelou is an undergraduate student and researcher in Computer Science Department University of Crete, specializing in game design and computer graphics. His current focus and passion lies on Lighting and VR Content Development.
Achilles Apostolou

Achilles Apostolou

3D Design & VR Content Development

Achilles Apostolou is a student in the Computer Science Department of the University of Crete specializing in Computer Graphics. Having always been interested in 3D Graphics and Digital Arts, he is currently focusing on 3D Modeling, Animation and VR Content Development.

Michael Dodis

Michael Dodis

Networking & Unreal Developer

Michael Dodis is studying Computer Science in the University of Crete. He first came into contact with programming through Unity, then went on doing lower-level projects with computer graphics. He is currently working on the Networking side of interactive VR applications.

Eleni Grigoriou

Eleni Grigoriou

UI/UX & Front-end Developer

Eleni Grigoriou received her BSc degree in Computer Science from the Computer Science Department of the University of Crete, specializing in Computer Graphics. Her Bachelor thesis was about Big – data Interaction with a Virtual Human inside Virtual Reality. Her interests lie in the area of Computer Graphics and Virtual Reality User Experience.

Flora Fyka

Flora Fyka

Interaction & VR Embodiment

Flora Fyka is a student in the Computer Science Department of University of Crete specializing in Computer Graphics. She is actively involved in VR Interaction Systems and her main point of interest lies on real-time grasp pose generation for virtual hand and VR Content Development.

Advisory Board

Prof. William
Prof. WilliamMacaulay, MD

Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases Medical Director International Patient Services NYU Langone Medical Center, USA

Prof. Per Kjaersgaard-Andersen, MD
Prof. Per Kjaersgaard-Andersen, MD

Director for Hip and Knee Replacement, SDU, Vice-President of European Federation of Orthopedics, Denmark

Prof. Christos Kozyrakis
Prof. Christos KozyrakisPhD

Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Stanford University, multi-scale architecture & systems team, Stanford, USA

Walter
WalterGreenleaf, PhD

Behavioral neuroscientist and medical technology developer at Stanford University, USA

Prof. Nadia
Prof. NadiaMagnenat-Thalmann

Director of Inst. of Media Innovation, NTU, Singapore Head of MIRALab, University of Geneva, Switzerland

Craig
CraigPatterson

CFO at Autonomic Technologies

Dr. Dimitris
Dr. DimitrisProtopsaltou

CEO at Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center, Innovator

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Testimonials

Prof. Lawrence D. Dorr, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California
Prof. Daniel Thalmann, Honorary Professor at EPFL, Switzerland
Prof. Paul K. Gilbert, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California
Key Opinion Leaders in Orthopaedics
Prof. Per Kjaersgaard-Andersen and Colleagues, South Danish University, Denmark

This was magnificent, it was really like live surgery. It is very easy to use, I would definitely promote it.

Per Kjærsgaard-Andersen

Per Kjærsgaard-Andersen
We have worked with ORamaVR and our residents absolutely love training with the platform. This has really been good for our training, we are really encouraged with this technology and I am really trying to interest all my colleagues and training centers that this is neccessary for them to make their residents better.

Lawrence D. Dorr

Lawrence D. Dorr

Very nice experience and it will be very fruitfull for young surgeons. It’s a great tool and helpful for the training.

Lazaros Poultsides

Lazaros Poultsides

Quite a fascinating teaching tool. It allows us to take residents through the case step by step without a cadaver or a book. So, it’s a medium that they understand and can appreciate.

Paul K. Gilbert

Paul K. Gilbert

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ORamaVR SA (Headquarters):

Route de la Galaise 34
c/o FONGIT
CH-1228 Plan-les-Ouates
Geneva, Switzerland

ORamaVR S.A. (subsidiary):

Science and Technology Park of Crete
100 N. Plastira str.
GR 70013 Heraklion, Crete, Greece

ORamaVR Inc (subsidiary):

1416 Saratoga Ave #135-340
San Jose, California
CA 95129, USA

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