Virtual/AR Training- Medical 1
Microsoft’s HoloLens, Osso VR (virtual reality), Vivid Vision, Medical Augmented Intelligence (MAI), SurgeonMR, Proprio, FundamentalVR, Surgical Theater, Syncthink, and Elite VR Training are ten companies that provide AR/VR training for medical surgeries, medical devices, pharmaceutical developments, or cell therapy. The next section features brief descriptions of each company, including a link to their websites as a citation.
- Microsoft's Hololens, a virtual surgical intelligence platform, supports many medical applications, including "surgical planning, patient education, training, and education."
- The Hololens visualize the patients' MRI scans and explain the surgical process to them in detail. Therefore, the solution also helps to advance surgical education and communion to the patients.
- Osso VR is a surgical training platform. It claims that traditional surgical training and education has not kept up with modern surgical devices and the dynamic healthcare ecosystem.
- Its solutions are designed for hospitals, staff, and surgeons. Overall, Osso VR claims that their VR training solutions shorten the learning curve for surgeons regarding complex surgical procedures.
- Vivid Vision provides "virtual reality vision treatment for a lazy eye" and virtual training for doctors about how Vivid Vision Clinical can help in treating "amblyopia, strabismus, and CI."
- The device is designed to offer "sports vision training exercises" to help improve the vision of athletes.
Medical Augmented Intelligence
- MIA provides immersive medical education and simulation.
- Presently, MIA offers BodyMap, which involves teaching and exams in a virtual world, along with AcuMap, a simulation solution for various acupuncture needling procedures.
- SurgeonMR is a mixed reality technology being developed by Ehsan Azimi, a PhD candidate in computer science at Johns Hopkins University.
- The idea behind the mixed-reality technology — SurgeonMR is to provide immersive training and practice in surgical procedures.
- Proprio provides surgeons with powerful visualization technologies to enable them to access all the data they need when performing critical procedures. These visualization technologies are imaging, magnification, virtual annotation, and real-time feedback.
- The company also provides educational support services, specifically regarding how doctors can collaborate and learn to perform the most complex surgical procedures.
- FundamentalVR provides surgeons with opportunities to "rehearse, practice, and test themselves" within a controlled and safe space.
- The technology delivers VR surgical simulations that combine high fidelity and haptic experiences to create near-real surgical procedural experiences.
- Surgical Theater offers an enterprise-wide visualization platform for training surgeons using VR experiences. Their solution also provides meaningful rehearsal experiences with other surgeons in VR.
- Additionally, the tool offers professional education and engagement capabilities with patients who can see their anatomy via the visualization technology.
- The SyncThink platform is a VR based eye tracking solution that can measure brain health and functioning. The screening also provides actionable insights that can help optimize athlete performance and minimize injury.
- The platform offers many modules for monitoring fatigue, screening for vision impairment, and training that enhances dynamic vision.
Elite VR Training
- Elite VR Training provides VR training services for various industries such as medical, manufacturing, oil & gas, construction, etc.
- Its medical training solutions are about deploying VR for emergency response training, skills training, and for treatment purposes.
To find the ten examples of companies that provide AR/VR training for medical surgeries, medical devices, pharmaceutical developments, or cell therapy, we started by looking at reports about VR in healthcare. In these reports, we found several lists of examples of companies providing AR/VR training services in those specified fields, which are published by Medical Futuristic, Medica Tradefair, BuiltIn, Medtech Boston, and Business Wire. While these lists did not feature enough examples, we continued by searching for the direct competitors of those companies offering AR/VR training for medical surgeries, medical devices, pharmaceutical developments, or cell therapy by looking at their profiles on business intelligence vendors like Crunchbase, Zoominfo, and Hoovers. Overall, the two approaches allowed us to curate the list of ten companies offering AR/VR training in the medical fields of medical surgeries, medical devices, pharmaceutical developments, or cell therapy.