Medical Education

Surgeon Education: The Reality of the Future is Virtual

Surgeon training is a significant undertaking for both the learner and the teacher. To first do no harm, trainees spend countless hours learning to become competent and safe. The means to this end however has significant limitations. The cliché of see one, do one, teach one grossly oversimplifies the acquisition of a surgeon’s skill, is actually unethical and requires elaboration. […]

Medical Devices

The 2019 Top 10 Global Orthopedic Device Firms

(ODT) – Though 2018 featured no megamergers, the orthopedic industry wasn’t quiet. After investing heavily in Israeli robotic spine surgery firm Mazor Robotics, Medtronic bought the firm for $1.7 billion. Stryker nabbed complex spine company K2M for $1.4 billion to bolster its struggling spine business […]

Haptics

Dexmo Haptic Force-feedback Gloves are Compact and Wireless

(Road to VR) – With a development journey starting way back in 2014, Dexta’s Dexmo haptic force-feedback VR gloves have come a very long way. I recently went hands-on with the latest version of the company’s gloves, which are now production ready, and came away impressed with their compact size and freedom of mobility. […]