All you need is a headset and smartphone to enter a virtual world of gaming, movies, travel — and now surgery. Health care company Medical Realities is using virtual reality to transport people directly into an operating room to watch surgeons as they operate. The first surgery of this kind took place last week at the Royal London Hospital, when Dr. Shafi Ahmed gave global access to his operating theater as he removed cancerous cells from a 70-year-old British man with colon cancer.
A Mexican engineer has devised a tool that can be used to differentiate between a tumor and healthy tissue while on the operating table, leading to more accurate surgeries and minimizing risks. READ THE REST […]
Healthcare startups represent a booming industry: Between 2010 and 2014, healthcare tech venture funding deals grew 200%. Driven by the aging baby boomer population and the proliferation of electronic medical records and mobile devices in […]
The next time you visit the doctor’s office, you might see a 3D printer. Doctors and researchers are using in-house 3D printing for everything from prototyping new products to designing custom surgical guides. This cutting-edge […]