With virtual and augmented reality tech getting more mainstream, it is touching almost every sector of the industry right from education to industrial and to medial sciences. Currently – Touch Surgery – a specialist platform for mobile simulation has joined hands with AR specialist DAQRI to launch its new interactive surgical training app.
This initiative aims to enhance and offer high-quality surgical care on a global platform. Using the new surgical training application platform, surgeon practitioners can take AR to within the operating room and thus simulate ‘real life’ surgical procedures to be able to practice surgery on a virtual patient in a virtual operating room.
Touch surgery has made a considerable amount of progress in this segment and digitally translated over 225 surgical procedures. Estimates show that over 1.5million people from across the globe have tried its product and are quite satisfied by it. The company’s new initiative of Virtual Residency Program has created facility of training surgeons globally, with their existing 25 training programs.
Founder and CEO at DAQRI, Brian Mullins, expressed his view on the partnership saying “There’s no denying that with the help of technology like DAQRI Smart Glasses, medical training globally is vastly improving. No longer do surgeons need to refer to outdated books or medical journals – they can learn the process of a surgical procedure in an almost ‘real life’ scenario, and then receive feedback. By partnering with Touch Surgery, we are able to help surgeons practice their skills, learn new ones and ultimately enhance the worldwide access patients have to quality medical care.
“We believe that DAQRI Smart Glasses are the ideal device for the surgical theatre and are excited about the possibilities that AR and VR bring to the healthcare industry in providing an interactive training platform for the medical professionals of tomorrow, but also the opportunity to refresh the knowledge of those working in the industry today.”
While Touch Surgery co-founder and CEO – Jean Nehme – commented “Our mission is to power the educational platform that trains surgeons and enables greater global access for safe surgery. To date, we have delivered our content to surgeons via mobile devices in preparation for entering the OR. Our latest developments in augmented reality platforms allows us to extend our support to the surgeons across the world.
“Our ability to deliver procedural content to wearable devices is a major step in fulfilling our mission to be a key resource for surgeons along the pathway from resident to attending.”