VR is used in multiple ways to shape tomorrow's surgeons and boost the skills of practicing surgeons, according to ScienceSoft. This, of course, includes surgery simulations in an operating room (OR) environment that supports the acquisition of practical skills and allows surgeons to raise their competence in the safest environment possible.
Beyond that, though, VR medical training can be used in crisis simulations to reconstruct scenarios like disease outbreaks, multiple casualty accidents and rare emergencies, helping experts develop responses to low-frequency situations that might not be practical to replicate through more traditional methods.
Thanks to VR and AR applications, surgeons can practice more to build muscle memory and confidence, according to HealthTech. This is especially important for laparoscopic and robotic surgery techniques that push them to master new and precise skill sets.