Virtual Reality Surgical Training Tool Osso VR launches a new multimodal assessment tool. The new tool allows students and clinicians to test their understanding of specific workflows and how to react when something goes wrong during the operation. Students can test their skills step by step with haptic sensors, which provide users with more sensory feedback.
Multimodal assessment can also help users, educators, and health systems track a student’s or clinician’s specific milestone competencies.
This news coincides with the announcement that the Osso platform will now be available in languages beyond English, including Japanese, Spanish, German and French.
Osso has been working on assessment tools for some time. Its platform already has an assessment tool that helps users examine their technical skills and competency data.
WHY IT MATTERS
The company presents this tool as a way to help surgeons hone their skills and reduce errors.
Medical errors are a big problem in the healthcare community. In fact, in 2016, Johns Hopkins reported this 250,000 deaths a year had to do with medical errors in the US
“As a practicing surgeon, I have a hard time understanding where I have opportunities to improve,” Dr. Justin Barad, CEO of Osso VR, said in a statement. “When I started Osso VR, I had a vision that moving from intuitive and subjective assessments to highly accessible objective measurement could transform the way we provide procedural care around the world. When the results began to return from independent validation studies , I was impressed by the impact that this information can have on the result of a procedure ”.
THE GREAT TREND
In July, Osso VR announced a Series B financing round of $ 27 million, which is approximately $ 43 million total revenue for the company. At the time of the funding announcement, the startup said the money would go towards expanding its library and platform capabilities.
Several companies are looking to help surgeons train through virtual reality. For example, UK companies FundamentalVR and Touch Surgery have created platforms that use VR to help surgeons practice their skills.