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Ubitus, Smart Surgery Help Doctors Practice Robotic Surgery Through VR

Smart Surgery Technology Ubitus robotic surgery VR simulator

Tokyo-based Ubitus and Smart Surgery Technology have announced the rollout of a virtual reality-driven surgery simulation application – Sim Surgery. Smart Surgery recently demonstrated the product at the Medical Taiwan Exhibition in early December 2022.

The companies said ample practice is required for a medical student or even a doctor to become a skillful surgeon operating a robotic surgery system, such as the da Vinci Surgical System or Laparoscopy surgery. Robotic surgery simulators are available only in medical schools or hospitals, as they are bulky and expensive. Sim Surgery addresses this problem with a VR-equipped interactive application, providing a visual experience and tactile feel from operating on 3D organ models through affordable personal VR gear.

With the Ubitus solution, Smart Surgery Technology said it can stream high-quality 3D anatomical models to all-in-one VR headsets without needing high computing power devices on site, which also reduces the barrier to practice. The system also includes artificial intelligence features that can help novice practitioners make more accurate judgments of where each body component is located.

“Working with Ubitus through Microsoft Accelerator Program helps us to take a significant step forward,” said Juli Lee, CEO of Smart Surgery Technology. “We can now distribute the system and video we developed over the cloud to all the doctors. We believe the training can be taken not only in medical centers or hospitals, but in any places based on the needs of users. We wish and will continue to make every effort for the application to be embraced globally.”

Ubitus operates GPU virtualization technology and a cloud streaming platform to provide a superior user experience via its advanced technologies. Users connected to a broadband network can enjoy AAA gaming experiences across several devices, including smartphones, tablets, game consoles, smart TVs, and personal computers. Through its GameCloud technology, Ubitus said it can stream interactive media content with an immersive experience that allow platform operators and digital content developers to accelerate metaverse applications.

“We are extremely excited to be part of this revolutionary development of medical education and training,” said Wesley Kuo, CEO of Ubitus. “By enabling medical students and doctors to practice early in their career and almost as many times as they want, we can be sure that more doctors can perform better and more efficient surgeries than before. It is great for all the patients.”

For more details on Smart Surgery Technology, visit its website here. To learn more about Ubitus, visit its website here.

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