9.6.2020 | Tokyo Hospital has started streaming virtual reality operations for local students
Tokyo Women’s Medical University has come up with an interesting way to educate its students during a coronavirus pandemic. They watch live streams of virtual reality operations.
Surgeons at Tokyo Hospital are now assisted in the procedures by an 8K VR camera Insta360 Titan. Thanks to it, students who could not attend in person due to health reasons can also take part in classes.
At home, they simply put on virtual reality goggles and can watch all the surgeries live.
Although the camera is located directly above the operating table, so the experience is not the same as if the students were standing directly in the hospital and could get involved, but in the current situation, it is a really useful part of teaching.
Virtual reality is now increasingly popular in healthcare. It is used, for example, in postoperative rehabilitation or in educational applications. And one of them is this Japanese project.