Materialise launched the Mimics VR Viewer, bringing virtual reality (VR) capabilities to its 3D modeling platform.
The VR element complements 3D-printed anatomical models, supporting fast and lower-cost visualization through more interactive models for planning, education and communication.
The VR experience within Mimics Viewer is the first to remove tethering restrictions to ensure compatibility across multiple VR devices on the market. This enables multiple viewers to access remotely, while eliminating the need for a physical lab space and supporting collaboration.
“3D printed anatomical models continue to provide irreplaceable value for doctors in the planning and communication of complex cases,” said Bryan Crutchfield, vice president and general manager, Materialise North America. “As VR technologies become more seamless, the technology will have an important complementary role as a faster, low cost option for interactive models. The interactive nature of a VR environment opens new doors for planning, education and communication and allow physicians to easily address more complex cases through personalized planning.”