Medical Realities – Using Virtual Reality to Train Surgical Skills

In 2015, I captured the first 360 degree video of a surgical operation at the Royal London Hospital. Together with co-founders Dr Shafi Ahmed and Steve Dann, we set up the company Medical Realities.

Throughout the year, I experimented with many different approaches to capturing medical procedures including 360 degree video, 3D stereoscopic video and even volumetric video capture using depth cameras. Many of these can be read about on the company’s blog.

I am currently co-authoring a paper with PhD researcher Yeshwanth Pulijala to discuss the benefits, applications & limitations of using head mounted displays for teaching medical skills.

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