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VRScout: FundamentalVR and Mayo Clinic To Develop HapticVRTM Surgery Simulations

FundamentalVR Partners With Mayo Clinic To Develop Haptic VR Surgery Simulations
Written by Annabelle Miles
Published November 5, 2018

November 5th 2018 –

Mayo Clinic brings their massive body of research to FundamentalVR’s simulation platform.

According to a 2015 commission report launched at the Royal Society of Medicine in London, UK, 5 Billion people still don’t have access to safe surgery due to a lack of trained professionals. In the U.S. alone, over $15 billion a year is spent solely on medical training, much of which is wasted on antiquated, expensive, and non-repeatable methods that offer students little chance of any hands-on practice.

The truth is that the method in which surgeons are trained has changed very little over the past 150 years. Much hands-on practice still relies upon cadavers, which can cost $13,000 or more and can only be used to train between 4-6 students. Reusable, synthetic cadavers, on the other hand, cost in excess of $40,000.

Currently, less than 0.5% of the world’s surgeons have access to quality training simulations. FundamentalVR and Mayo Clinic are on a mission to change this fact by democratizing surgical training through safe, low-cost immersive experiences.

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