With the landscape of surgical care changing, NHS England and the SBRI Healthcare team highlighted the need for improved pre-operative surgical simulation, the subject of their Autumn 2017 funding call. Inovus were successful in phase one and phase two funding, receiving £1.1million in total. The SBRI Healthcare funding accelerated the development of the company’s ground-breaking high fidelity laparoscopic simulation platform, LapAR™. The LapAR™ combines a unique approach to Augmented Reality with computer vision tracking and artificial intelligence to deliver connected surgical training at scale. The technology has been shown to save healthcare systems over $115million per year in operative efficiencies. LapAR™ was launched in summer 2020 following successful completion of the SBRI phase 2 project and is already in use in the NHS and overseas territories including North America and Asia Pacific.