When it comes to training healthcare professionals using the latest immersive technology precision is everything. While platforms like Osso VR provide virtual scenarios, hardware companies are also being tapped for their solutions. VR Electronics Ltd – the maker of Teslasuit – has announced a new partnership with the Innovation Institute at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) to use its full-body system to help collect data on use cases such as performance training and next-generation rehabilitation.
A specialist centre for orthopaedics, rheumatology, and related disciplines, HSS will be using the diagnostic capabilities of the Teslasuit – its sensors cover 95% of a users muscle mass – to develop advance personalized, real-time diagnostics, training and physical rehabilitation. Thus allowing physicians to analyze biometry and movement data for diagnostics and monitoring purposes.
“Our products’ effectiveness for enhancing human performance is already proven for XR synthetic training across many of the world’s largest companies and research institutions. So partnering with HSS makes perfect sense to utilize Teslasuit’s technologies in innovative medicine, combining our advanced systems’ technologies and joint expertise. Together we can significantly improve the quality of patient care,” said Sergei Nossoff, CEO of VR Electronics Ltd in a statement. “Our partnership with the Hospital for Special Surgery will extend our capability to be at the forefront of immersive technology, powering the future of medical healthcare solutions.”
The Teslasuit has been on the market for a couple of years now, originally debuting at CES 2018. Priced at $12,999 USD, the full-body suit has been designed for a range of professional use cases, whether that’s for biometric data as mentioned, to haptic feedback to improve situational awareness and motion capture.
“HSS has a unique responsibility and opportunity to advance the field of musculoskeletal health, combining our expertise and state-of-the-art technology for better wellness, injury prevention, diagnosis, treatment and recovery,” Louis A. Shapiro, President and CEO of HSS adds. “This partnership with Teslasuit is another example of how we are fulfilling our purpose, to help people get back to what they need and love to do better than any other place in the world.”
There are a lot of exciting developments when it comes to the XR and healthcare industries collaborating with HSS and VR Electronics Ltd’s new partnership just the latest example. As further updates on this collaboration are revealed, VRFocus will let you know.