McGill University to partner with industry in developing virtual reality training platform for spinal surgery

McGill University today announces an agreement with CAE Healthcare, and DePuy Synthes Products Inc. to develop a Virtual Reality (VR) platform to train orthopedic and neurosurgeons in advanced spinal surgery techniques.

The new platform will create a real life surgical simulation environment using haptics with the potential to drastically reduce the training time for spine surgeons. This platform will also provide a visual and tactile interface with which a clinician interacts by means of surgical tools connected to haptic controls that simulate complex clinical pathologies and intraoperative challenges. Results from this partnership will eventually translate into significant benefits for patients, industry, and Canada’s health care system.

To learn more about CAE Healthcare’s expertise and the potential of virtual reality in Montreal, read our newsletters on the subject.

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