Teaching Through VR

Medical Realities, a medical company that uses virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), and video games for surgical training will be hosting the first ever VR live-stream of a medical surgery on the 14th of April.

Using a 360-degree camera, they will be able to show a standard tumor removal to users who download the company’s app, available here. With the app, viewers will need something like Google Cardboard to mount their phones and take part in the stream.

Although the procedure isn’t a particularly ricky one, the company is still taking precautions by delaying the live-stream by about a minute in the event of complications.

Medical Realities sees the use of consumer level VR, AR, and video game platforms as valuable teaching tools that can “reduce the cost of training, reach a wider audience and provide a completely safe learning environment for medical students.”

The app is available on iOS and Android, so make sure you download it in time for the April 14 live-stream if you want to take part in this medical milestone.

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