The use of VR is spreading especially quickly through medicine. VR 3-D modeling of the brain developed by Surgical Theater LLC is already being used for planning and practicing neurosurgeries in hospitals at New York University, University Hospitals in Cleveland and Mount Sinai among others.

A clinical study published last year in the Journal of Neurosurgery found that preoperative practice with Surgical Theater’s rehearsal platform reduced the time it took to repair aneurysms, which suggests it also made the surgeries safer.

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