Using Immersive Virtual Reality Software for Surgical Education

How surgeons are using virtual reality technology to simulate digital operating rooms and complex medical procedures to improve patient outcomes.

When it comes to training for medical procedures, sometimes failure is the only path toward eventual success. The problem with taking that approach in surgical training is that, oftentimes, human life hangs in the balance — making failure not much of an option. Precision OS, a new orthopedic technology company out of Vancouver, is hoping to change that with their latest technology that aims to provide a virtual reality platform that can simulate the entire surgical experience.

“Precision OS is the most high-fidelity virtual reality platform for orthopedic surgeons to practice specific procedures,” said Danny P, Goel, CEO and co-founder of Precision OS Technology. “We simulate real-life experiences — from minor complications to critical mistakes — to empower surgeons to reach peak performance through real-time feedback.”

Goel said that practicing surgery using virtual reality will not only help surgeons improve technique, but it will also make surgical practice more accessible and insightful than traditional alternatives. Surgeons simply put on a virtual reality headset, and with two VR controllers, enter the virtual operating room to practice a procedure. Using gestures and hand movements to navigate through intricately designed training modules based on real patient pathologies, surgeons can actually go through a real surgical workflow that includes the same steps as a real operation.

The technology also provides performance metrics after every action performed in the virtual operating room, as well as robust feedback on overall performance once they’ve completed the entire operation. And, as Goel said, these training programs are not designed to be simple.

By Kristopher Sturgis | MD+DI

Image Credit: Precision OS


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