Thanks to technology, long gone are the days where in order to train your staff, you’d sit them down in lectures and make them watch training videos. We’ve seen how companies such as Walmart are using virtual reality to train their employees, while other companies such as Google think that using augmented reality (AR) is another way to go.

Some seem to agree with that because a company called Fundamental VR from London has launched what has been described as a “flight simulator for surgeons”, which is essentially an AR-based program that lets surgeons “train” their skills more easily, and also for much less money.

Surgeons typically rely on using cadavers to train their skills, which unfortunately can be expensive and not always practical. However with the software, dubbed Fundamental Surgery, it is expected to make training more accessible. “We believe that every surgeon should have the opportunity to rehearse, practise and test themselves within a safe, controllable space that is as close to real life as possible and is within an arm’s reach of their work place.”

Now of course we’re not saying that this software is a replacement for actual practical training that a surgeon gains during their career, but due to the fact that it is easily accessible means that surgeons can use the software to warm themselves up, or it can be used to give students an idea of what they might be able to expect, and so on.

Filed in General >Medical. Read more about Augmented Reality (AR).

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