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 Nvidia Geforce GTX1080 GPU or above
  • 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 starts from $13,605 and includes a range of solutions; 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

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Alienware – Aurora R7 Desktop – Intel Core i7 – 16GB Memory – NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 – 2TB Hard Drive + Intel Optane Memory – Epic silver***

24″ LED Monitor  – 1920×1080 resolution – VGA and HDMI inputs***


  • Pre-configuration of hardware prior to shipment/installation.
  • Initial PC set-up and configuration
  • Installation and registration of Fundamental Surgery software
  • Installation and registration of virtual desktop software for DCI remote access for tech support
  • Installation of Steam and/or Oculus Home as needed
  • 24-hour PC burn-in process

Oculus Rift


  • Headset
  • Sensors
  • Touch Controllers

*** We reserve the right to select alternate hardware based on availability and pricing upon receipt of order. All hardware will meet the minimum specifications.



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

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On-Call Technical Support and Logistics/Inventory Management – North America (One-Year Subscription)

Tech Support:

  • Unlimited
  • Dedicated 1-800 and email support: Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm CST excluding national holidays
  • Includes remote troubleshooting for connected devices
  • Management of hardware warranty process; assistance in getting hardware back up and running with on-site employee, verification of hardware set-up and configuration, hardware replacement/warranty evaluation as needed

Customer Service:

  • Support and manage hardware warranty issues
  • Order entry for new enrolments
  • Coordination and management of inbound and outbound freight to support program
  • Installation Scheduling and Coordination

Billing Support:

  • Direct billing and collections to support program.




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

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  • Pre-installation checklist and customer service touchbase.
  • Pre-installation site survey. One-hour visit by installation technician to assess installation area and ensure suitability for install (power, internet, simulation area, and sensor placement).
  • Installation Services. Four-hour installation. Installation of all required hardware to include PC, VR system, monitor, and haptic device in pre-defined and assessed location. Coverage includes continental 48 states. Additional charges may apply for Hawaii and Alaska.

*** Return visits required due to unsuitability or unreadiness of installation space will accrue additional costs.



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.