The Gamification of Healthcare – Surgical Training and Assessments

Oculus VR Headset

Who would have thought that gaming & healthcare would ever become intertwined. As gaming becomes more and more mainstream and accepted, the healthcare industry is finding the gamification of healthcare to have quite the enormous impact on patients & healthcare practitioners alike.

One such company that is finding quite the ROI by adopting such prevalent gaming technology in healthcare is OSSO VR, a VR-based surgical training program to help train & assess future generations of surgeons.

Headed by Dr. Justin Barad, who’s background is in gaming, Dr. Barad identified an industry need for significant advancement, when it comes to surgical training practices. By applying his game-development background as a solution to this antiquated problem, along with the latest advancements in VR, Dr. Barad was able to formulate actionable solutions with OSSO VR, while simultaneously mitigating complication rates when learning new surgical techniques, thus revolutionizing the surgical training & assessment industry. And quite marvelously, we might add.

We’re really looking forward to seeing future advancements & applications by OSSO VR in the healthcare industry.

So what’re your thoughts on the integration of gaming within the healthcare industry? Do you see gaming, or more generally speaking, advancements in technology in healthcare as an added benefit? Or do you feel it further widens the gap between generations, and their health & wellness needs? We’d love to know your thoughts, so be sure to sign off in the comments below.

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