Location: United States
The immersive simulations train students and residents on a variety of the latest surgical tools and technology.
New surgeons face a 3X higher revision rate for complex surgeries – The revision rate is the need for a surgery to be repeated. Medical training doesn’t always keep pace with advancements in technology, leaving some residents with knowledge gaps.
OssoVR utilises virtual reality to make advanced surgical technology accessible for surgical students and residents. The fully immersive VR experience can train and assess surgeons on a variety of surgeries, instruments, and surgical robotics. The interface graphically replaces an operating theatre with a patient and all the surgical tools needed. Skills are measured, and an assessment analytics report generated so users can track their progress.
Their remote collaboration solution makes education more scalable by providing one on one and team training through OssoVR no matter the distance between the student(s) and educator. The accurate simulations replicate a hands-on experience through haptic feedback to give students realistic training.
“I always find co-founder or founder stories fascinating. The companies that solve problems are very often valued by the customer. Here, Justin, an orthopaedic surgeon with a software background and interest in gaming brings his skills to solve a key problem – Recently qualified surgeons having less time to practice complex surgical skills was impacting patient care and surgical education hadn’t changed for over 100 years.
Osso VR, like other VR education platforms such as Fundamental Surgery, seeks to solve this problem. Providing a safe space for education is essential not only for future patient care but also to improve wellbeing and job satisfaction of new surgeons in a very demanding role. Where else will the opportunities of virtual reality be applied in healthcare education?
– Dr Vinay Shankar