How Mixed and Virtual Reality transform surgery

Broader perspective: how Mixed and Virtual Reality transform surgery


Surgical planning with Mixed Reality

Image: A physician in scrubs is putting on a Virtual Reality headset; Copyright: PantherMedia/Gorodenkoff

Goggle up for better sight: Surgeons will most likely never perform any intervention completely in Virtual Reality, but Mixed or Augmented Reality can give them valuable, additional information.

Transforming medical education with virtual reality

Image: Young man with Virtual Reality goggles is standing in front of a floating three-dimensional model of an operating field; Copyright: PantherMedia/ekkasit919

Mixed and Virtual Reality will also play an increasing role in training: young surgeons could be introduced to interventions in a safe environment.

Image: Man with glasses and beard - Timo Roth; Copyright: beta-web/Schmitz

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