It is commonly stated that every 10th patient receive a preventable care injury. Every 10th care bed is occupied by such a patient, at a cost in Sweden alone of 0.8 billion USD a year. Surgery and infections after surgery are responsible for the majority of them.
More and better training can prevent harm to patients. A pilot needs flight hours in a simulator before flying a plane, doctors and nurses also need training hours before being able to operate safely on patients.
Today surgical teams train their skills in clinical training centers. Training during actual surgery is no longer considered ethical. This means that training opportunities are limited and that new cost-efficient training solutions will be needed.
The Virtual Operating Room (VOP) is new way to train surgical teams and health students. The application brings physical team training and simulator training together, in an immersive virtual world (VR). Teams and individuals can practice at the same time technical skills like drilling in a bone and cognitive skills like communication.
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The VOP is developed together with The South General Hospital of Stockholm. We have started with orthopedic surgery. Using the VOP the teams can practice for example hip fractures and their corresponding operating methods.
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ScioReality is developing a solution for advanced support, using augmented reality (AR). A surgeon at a remote clinic may receive guidance to his/her mobile phone or head mounted display (HMD), from a hospital center.
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The center can in real time update the mobile phone or the HMD with virtual objects, such as exact marking for surgery on a patient. The marking will be anchored to the patient regardless of point of view, and seen through the camera view of the phone or on the head mounted display.
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The ScioReality Team
Oscar Andén, CEO, has an extensive interdisciplinary experience in Life Science from product development to analytics.
Dag Eklund, product manager and founder, has more than 20 years experience in interactive instructive softwares, as an entrepreneur, business analyst and project manager.
Camilo Wiking, chairman, lawyer in contractual law and compliance.
Sara Lei, MD in internal medicine, entrepreneur and health tech advisor.
Jason Coomes, developer and industry advisor in VR/AR technology.
Gustaf Brandelius, vice CEO of a staffling agency for doctors and nurses.
David Knape, entrepreneur and CEO of a smaller IT-consultancy firm.
Oscar Salén, professional investor in startups and private equity companies.