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French Surgeons Film Hip Replacement Through Oculus Rift

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 12:09pm

Surgeons in France filmed a hip replacement operation and then turned it into a virtual reality video experience that can be downloaded for the Rift. The experiment is eventually meant to be a teaching tool. "When you are a surgeon in training, you watch a lot of procedure, but you are very rarely in place of the primary surgeon. This project uses virtual reality to improve surgical training by putting the trainee in the shoes of the surgeon," said orthopedic surgeon Dr. Thomas Gregory, who performed the hip replacement at European Georges Pompidou Hospital in Paris.

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