Virtual reality can help medical students and surgeons learn / prepare for surgery? OvidVR hopes to do this through Ovid-Total Knee Arthroplasty and Ovid-Total Hip Arthroplasty VR simulations.
OvidVR was launched in May 2017, the development team make it as a super-realistic safe surgical training environment. The development team hopes to "fill the gap based on simulated medical training." This does not mean replacing the traditional anatomical laboratory, just as a supplement. In addition, OvidVR is not a single training tool, because it provides multi-user cooperation model. What’s more, software built-in user performance analysis, mentors and supervisors can provide feedback to learners about surgical skills.
The whole setting can "be fully mobile, everything is suitable for backpacking, allowing you to study at home or in the office," but this may require at least one laptop to support VR simulation, head and trackers.
OvidVR is not the only vendor in the market, OssoVR that also focus on orthopedics, and has just completed a $ 2 million seed round financing and FundamentalVR which in the surgical training VR model integrates a lot of tactile have provided a corresponding solution Program. In addition, although SimX is not focused on surgery, it provides medical training based on mobile VR.