VR medical simulation from Precision OS trains surgeons five times faster

In June of last year, we wrote about Precision OS and their innovative use of Unreal Engine to run lifelike training for orthopedic surgeons. In this new video spotlight, the company talks about how their virtual reality solution is changing the face of medical education through faster, more thorough, more portable training, and the ability to train new surgeons for every possible scenario.

Changing the way surgeons learn

Dr. Danny P. Goel, CEO of Precision OS and an orthopedic surgeon himself, says their goal is to change the way we think about surgical education. “It’s actually challenging 400 years of dogma, which has been to learn on plastic models or to learn on cadavers,” he says.

Whereas medical textbooks and plastic models show neat-and-tidy representations of bone, muscle, and organs, the reality is quite different. Medical education also makes use of cadaver labs, lectures, and on-the-job training, but it can take healthcare providers months to become proficient. And even then, they won’t have seen every possible situation that can arise during a procedure.

“So how do they get that practice before they get to the O.R.?” asks Goel. “You don’t do the same procedure over and over again to become an expert, because every patient is different. It’s doing the same thing with variation, which actually brings you towards expertise. And that is what we focus on with our technology.”

By Sébastien Lozé | Unreal Engine

Image Credit: Precision OS Technology


About Peter Coffaro 477 Articles
A growth-driven and strategic executive, Peter Coffaro commands more than 25 years of progressive management success within the medical device industry. Recognized by the World Journal of Orthopedics, Exponential Healthtech, and MedReps.com as one of the top medical sales influencers in the industry; he has 10 years of combined sales management experience and has held positions as a Director, General Manager, Distributor, and Vice President. Peter has worked for some of the top orthopedic companies in the world - Zimmer, DePuy, and Stryker. He is also the founder of OrthoFeed: a popular blog that covers digital orthopedic news and emerging medical technologies. Peter is a three-time Hall of Fame award winner at Johnson and Johnson and has an extensive background in organizational development, business development, sales management, digital marketing, and professional education. Peter holds a B.S. degree in Biology and Chemistry from Northern Illinois University.

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