Surgeons do not only have to gather theoretical knowledge and practice to perform successful interventions. They also need a good visual thinking and have to know the anatomical characteristics of each individual patient. Some of these tasks will become easier when Virtual and Mixed Reality bring three-dimensional, digital models into their profession. In our Topic of the Month, we show what this can look like and where it can be useful.
Simulators for learning success – VR in surgical training
The most important resource in surgical education is the hands-on experience young surgeons are able to get in the OR. But the possibilities to perform surgery on real patients are very limited, and these situations cause insecurity and stress in beginners. Learn in our video from Jan Hillebrand, VirtaMed AG, Prof. Wolf Petersen, Martin Luther Hospital, and Prof. Dieter Hahnloser, University of Lausanne, how Virtual Reality can fill these gaps.