Now you can watch surgeries live in virtual reality

103547089-Surgery_VR.530x298Medical students and members of the public will be able to watch a live hernia surgery in 360-degree virtual reality (VR) later this week.

The surgery, which will be performed on Thursday in California, will be broadcast by GIBLIB, an online platform for doctors and medical students to share videos of lectures and surgeries.

The surgery represents another way in which VR technology will affect sectors of the economy; in this case, medicine and education.

“Watching a surgery in 360-degree/virtual reality provides a fully immersive real-world operating room experience for viewers and is a game changer for surgical education,” said Brian Conyer, CEO of GIBLIB, in a press release.

By Luke Graham | CNBC


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A growth-driven and strategic executive, Peter Coffaro commands more than 20 years of progressive management success within the medical device industry. As a District Sales Manager for Stryker Orthopaedics, Peter was responsible for managing and directing a regional sales force to achieve sales and profit goals within the Rocky Mountain region. Previously, he was the Director of Sales & Marketing for Amp Orthopedics. In this role, Peter was responsible for planning, developing, and leading all sales and marketing initiatives. Peter is a former orthopedic distributor in the Pacific Northwest. He has also worked with DePuy Orthopaedics as well as Zimmer, and held positions in sales, sales training, and sales management. Peter has an extensive background in organizational development, business development, sales management, negotiating and P&L management. Peter holds a B.S. degree in Biology from Northern Illinois University.

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