'Medical Realities' Broadcasted the First Public VR Surgery

By: Michael Hemsworth - Apr 15, 2016
References: medicalrealities & damngeeky
The Medical Realities' project, headed by Shafi Ahmed, has offered a live-stream operation via virtual reality glasses for the first time in medical history.

For those who wanted to watch an operation being performed on a 70-year old man suffering from colon cancer, the project allowed those with headsets to tune in. The compatible headsets to watch the surgery included the Samsung Gear VR and the Google Cardboard VR headset.

'Medical Realities' offered users a 360-degree view of the procedure from the operating theater through a dedicated app entitled 'VRinOR.' Being that the medical world is becoming more technologically integrated than ever, this shift toward VR in surgeries could revolutionize how they are performed and learned from.