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Why Mixed Reality is Messed Up, for Now

Information Week reports that both augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) have had false starts in various industries.

According to the article, HSS has been evaluating Osso VR platform to train surgeons about surgical procedures and equipment.

"The point is to try to get new surgeons to go through, learn and practice the procedure in a virtual environment," said Michael P. Ast, MD, hip and knee surgeon at HSS. "New surgeons or experienced surgeons can practice it on their own hundreds of times before ever performing the actual procedure on a patient."

"If we can shift the learning of those aspects into the virtual world, we can allow surgeons to concentrate on the more individualized aspects of surgical care when they do perform the surgery on a patient," Dr. Ast added.

Read the full article at InformationWeek.com.