April 1, 2020
London-based FundamentalVR, a digital health company that uses virtual reality (VR) to help train surgeons, today announced the expansion of its educational platform Fundamental Surgery.
Its new education modality @HomeVR brings educational simulations, accredited by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the Royal College of Surgeons, to standalone VR headsets such as Oculus Quest and...
March 2, 2020
London’s Middlesex University has turned to Oxford Medical Simulation in a bid to provide training for nursing students using the company's virtual reality (VR) platform.
The institution has bought five VR headsets that will help students practice treating patients in interactive scenarios and receive feedback on their work.
“This technology is allowing students to make mistakes without...
October 30, 2019
This morning FundamentalVR, a digital health company that uses virtual reality to help train clinicians, closed a $5.67 million Series A round. Downing Ventures led the round with participation from Tern PLC, Epic Private Equity and Brighteye Ventures. Approximately $600,000 of that funding came in the form of a convertible loan note.
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August 7, 2019
Munich-headquartered startup inveox, maker of an AI-enabled system developed to digitise processes in pathology laboratories, has secured an investment of €17m. The new funds will be used to support their “forthcoming series production and expansion into new markets”, according to managing partner Maria Sievert. The names of the investors were not disclosed.
The system is reportedly currently...
April 2, 2019
London-based Oxford Medical Simulation has announced that it is partnering with NHS England’s diabetes team to provide training for doctors using virtual reality.
Dr Jack Pottle, NHS clinical entrepreneur, medical director and co-founder of OMS, told MobiHealthNews that a pilot overseen by Health Education England Wessex is set to start this week at the Portsmouth and Southampton Hospitals....
March 14, 2019
Two virtual reality companies focused on surgery, Osso VR and FundamentalVR, announced major partnerships this week at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting in Las Vegas.
Palo Alto, California-based Osso VR announced a partnership with medical device technology company Smith & Nephew. Osso VR will build a custom training module Smith & Nephew’s NAVIO Surgical System...
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October 30, 2018
This morning FundamentalVR, maker of a virtual reality surgical training platform, landed $1.4 million in new funding from investment company Tern Plc. This latest investment brings the company’s total funding to $2.6 million. It also furthers return investor Tern Plc stake in the company, bringing its investments to 34.5 percent of the startup’s holdings.
This announcement comes on the heels of...
October 22, 2018
Deborah DiSanzo has stepped down as the head of IBM Watson Health, STAT News reports. Official details around the reasons for the move are scarce, but STAT notes that the division has had some issues of late, including outside criticisms of the program's effectiveness and problems integrating the recent acquisitions.
DiSanzo will move to the strategy team at IBM Cognitive Solutions. John Kelly,...
August 15, 2018
For young surgeons, watching a procedure from from the sidelines and performing an operation with their own hands are two very different experiences. But one company is trying to remedy this experience gap with a new interactive virtual reality platform that lets surgeons and trainees virtually see and feel what it's like to perform specific operations.
Yesterday London-based FundamentalVR...