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Osso VR Gains Funding in Support of Virtual Reality Surgical Training

Osso VR, developer of a virtual reality surgical training and assessment platform, received $222,596 from the National Science Foundation's Small Business Innovation Research Program. Funds will support research and development to advance the product with automation and artificial intelligence technology.

The Osso VR offering provides realistic, haptic-enhanced interactions in an immersive, repeatable training environment–an alternative to cadaver lab education. Individuals or teams wearing off-the-shelf gaming hardware, like Oculus, insert themselves into a virtual O.R. with all that they need to perform a procedure. Users are scored after each training module based on mastery of steps, precision and efficiency. Assessing technical skill in virtual reality has the potential to significantly improve patient outcomes by highlighting a surgeon’s procedural mastery or shortcomings after completing each of Osso VR’s training modules.

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