VR is kicking off tremendously in the gaming space, but entertainment isn’t its only use case. There are many professions in which VR (and AR) can bring significant value in terms of productivity and education. To wit, on April 14, Medical Realities will livestream a surgical procedure in VR.
The video will be recorded from the point of view of the consultant surgeon, with Dr. Shafi Ahmed performing the main procedure at the Royal London Hospital. The operation in question is the removal of a tumor from a man’s colon.
To view the livestream, users are advised to install the VRinOR app, which is available in the Google Play Store and the App Store (opens in new tab). Using Google Cardboard or other similar compatible devices, users can then watch the operation in full panoramic stereoscopic 360-degree video.
The surgery will start at 1pm GMT on April 14 (which is 9am ET or 6am PT). In the meantime, you can enjoy the above video as a non-VR taster, assuming you enjoy watching this sort of thing.