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VR in Healthcare featuring at The Wearable Technology Show

With just over a month to go until the combined Wearable Technology Show and Augmented Reality & VR Show take place, one of the biggest tracks to feature in the formers line-up is Healthcare and its future use of tech. While a lot of the devices, applications and talks featured won’t revolve around virtual reality (VR) there is one that does.  

Hosted by Dr Shafi Ahmed, Consultant Surgeon Barts Health, Director & Head of Programme, Virtual Medics, he will conducting a live demo on the theme of VR in Healthcare.

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The session will cover:

  • Improvements in video technology and how it’s enhancing VR
  • Immersive technology allows for a total educational experience.
  • Virtual Reality offers disruption to conventional methods in education.
  • With increased availability and decreased cost in Headsets this will help Scale Virtual Reality.
  • How Haptic Feedback will revolutionise Medical simulation.

Dr Ahmed is no stranger to using new technologies to enhance medical training; in 2014 he performed the first live-stream of an operation using the Google Glass augmented reality (AR) head-mounted display (HMD), which was watched live by some 13,000 surgical students across 115 countries. And at last years Wearable Technology Show, Medical Realities announced The Virtual Surgeon, the first captured 360-degree recording of a medical operation. It follows a laparoscopic right hemicolectomy procedure as carried about by Dr Ahmed.

VRFocus will continue its coverage of VR used in healthcare, reporting back the latest breakthroughs.