Fundamental Surgery is a software simulation system that can be downloaded directly to your chosen hardware. We support a wide range of off-the-shelf hardware which is readily available and easy to set up.

The basic requirements are three components:

A PC or Laptop

With a suitable processor and graphics card

A VR Headset

Either Microsoft compatible device, Oculus Rift or HTC Vive

Haptic Arms

You will need two Geomagic haptic arms

The equipment is straightforward to setup – see our video below or download our detailed guide.

Hardware Specifications

PC / Laptop

  • Minimum core i5 4590 processor, recommended core i7
  • Minimum 16Gb RAM
  • Minimum Geforce GTX1080 or equivalent
  • 1 x HDMI cable and 1 HDMI to DVI cable (1 HDMI cable on a laptop)
  • 6 x USB 3.0 ports (3 on a laptop)
  • Windows 10

VR Headset

  • Microsoft Mixed Reality Devices (Hololens, Dell Visor, Lenovo Explorer…)
  • Oculus Rift, or
  • HTC Vive and Audio Strap

Haptic Arms

  • 2 x Geomagic Touch units


Some clients prefer to use a height adjustable desk to create a comfortable operating height for surgeons using the haptic arms. Others prefer to use an adjustable monitor stand or laptop riser to raise up the haptic arms. Whatever works for you!

You can buy hardware you need to run Fundamental Surgery in two ways:

Managed Service

Buy from our hardware partner – no hassle


Source your own equipment and build it yourself


Our managed service offer includes all the equipment you’ll need, remote hardware support and optional installation services.


  • Alienware Aurora R7 Dekstop
  • 24″ Monitor
  • Oculus Rift
  • 2 x Geomagic Haptic Arms


  • Email & 1-800 support
  • Remote Desktop Management
  • Mon-Fri, – 5pm CST
  • Warranty repairs included



Take all the hassle out of setting up the equipment, and order our installation service for a small extra fee.



You can source most of what you need from any reputable vendor. Below are links to some that we like:

PC / Laptop

VR Headset


To use the system you will need 2 Geomagic Touch haptic arms at a cost of $2,800 per arm.

As a FundamentalVR customer you will be exempt from the Open Haptic Licence fee (a saving of $2,000).

Geomagic Touch Order

Please contact me to arrange the purchase and shipping of 2 x Geomagic Touch haptic arms.