HOSPITAL USES VR TECHNOLOGY TO STREAM SURGERIES FOR STUDENTS

The recent Covid-19 pandemic accelerates many remote technologies such as virtual meeting rooms and many other new use-cases for Virtual Reality (VR).

The Tokyo Women’s Medical University started to live stream surgeries in virtual reality. The hospital wants to give students insights into medical practice during the corona lockdown. The operating room is equipped with an 8K-VR camera. Prospective physicians can thus follow medical interventions from home via VR headset. Since the camera is installed above the operating table, students have a better perspective than when they look over the shoulders of the operating doctors as before. However, the streaming does not replace the lessons learned when assisting during operations.

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