Osso VR – a VR for Surgeons by Alexnader Gornyi


The post was originally published in Russian on Startup of the Day. Alexander kindly agreed to republish what we think is of great value to our readers.

A couple of years ago, when offline was applicable, I was sitting at a conference. There was a discussion of the usage of VR in education. The speaker asked who is ready to be operated on by a surgeon that was taught through VR. As I remember, I was the only person in the room who raised the hand. 

The time has come. The American #startupoftheday, Osso VR, records virtual tutorials for doctors,  mostly, for surgeons. It does not do job training, but it teaches specialists to master the new equipment. All this is paid for by the producer. It may send an Oculus instead of a test sample or additionally with it. Anyway, doctors got an opportunity to practice without a real patient. 

There is a demo clip on the Osso lending, and, to be honest, its quality is far beyond good. The record is demonstratively conventional;  the face of “the ill” is plastic, doctor’s wrists are hanging in the air without hands. Probably, the reason for that is the absence of finance. The company spent only $2 million on investment and, the first big round, 14 million, was raised only in September this year. 


 #health #vr #usa #technology #seriesa

Translation: Valeria Stupnikova

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