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Using VR in the OR

Dear Sir or Madam,

Be it in training or later, before a difficult intervention for example: surgeons can always prepare in a limited fashion only when they use two-dimensional images on screens or in books. But to perform surgery, they need good visual thinking. Read in our Topic of the Month how they can get their bearing easier using Virtual Reality and Mixed Reality.

Enjoy reading!

Timo Roth
Editorial team

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Topic of the Month: Virtual Reality in the OR
Interview: Data security in hospitals
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Surgery in 3D: Virtual Reality in the OR

Topic of the Month

Image: Two surgeons with Virtual Reality headsets look at a floating model of a human heart; Copyright: PantherMedia/Gorodenkoff
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.
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Surgery in 3D: Virtual Reality in the OR
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Shoulder injury could heal faster with tissue implant

Research & Technology, Commodities and Consumer Goods

Longer-lasting rotator cuff repair may be possible with BioEnthesis, a Purdue University invention available on the market.
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Temperature sensor could help safeguard mRNA vaccines

Laboratory Equipment, Diagnostica, Research & Technology

Scientists have developed vaccines for COVID-19 with record speed. The first two vaccines widely distributed in the U.S. are mRNA-based and require ultracold storage (-70 C for one and -20 C for the other).
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Experimental hearing implant succeeds in registering brain waves

Research & Technology, Electromedicine, Medical Technology

Researchers at KU Leuven (Belgium) have succeeded for the first time in measuring brain waves directly via a cochlear implant. These brainwaves indicate in an objective way how good or bad a person's hearing is. The research results are important for the further development of smart hearing aids.
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mHealth in the hospital: from data security to patient welfare

Review of virtual.MEDICA 2020

Image: Person with doctor's coat and stethoscope operates tablet; Copyright: PantherMedia/Wavebreakmedia (YAYMicro)
Patient safety is a top priority in any healthcare setting. These days, this no longer just applies to health care delivery. Thanks to the increasing use of digital and mobile technologies, protecting patient data is also becoming increasingly important.
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mHealth in the hospital: from data security to patient welfare
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Widespread facemask use vital to suppress pandemic

Public Health & Associations, Commodities and Consumer Goods

A new mathematical model suggests that the easing of lockdown must be accompanied by wider and more effective use of control measures such as facemasks even with vaccination, in order to suppress COVID-19 more quickly and reduce the likelihood of another lockdown.
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FDA: Breakthrough Device Designation to ECG analysis platform

Economy & Markets, Electromedicine, Medical Technology

Tempus, a leader in artificial intelligence and precision medicine, announces that the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has granted the company Breakthrough Device Designation for its ECG Analysis Platform.
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