October 21, 2020
Yesterday, Level Ex, a recently acquired company best known for its selection of specialist education video games, unveiled a new multi-user surgical training product that runs inside of a mobile or desktop web browser.
Called Virtual Technique Guides, the simulation software allows users on separate devices or different locations to collaboratively run through surgical scenarios via cloud-based...
August 18, 2020
Sam Glassenberg, CEO of Level Ex, dodged the family business of medicine and went into video game design. But his path led him right back to the world of medicine
“All of this came to a head in 2012 when my father, who is an anesthesiologist, finally gave up and said ‘All right Sam, you’re not going to medical school. It’s too late. So at least put this game silliness to good use and make me a...
November 7, 2019
About the author: Jack Kaufman currently consults with Osmosis and recently completed the Demand Curve growth marketing career training program. He previously worked at Dreamit Ventures as a marketing and community associate.
Disclosure: Kaufman reports an ongoing consulting agreement with Osmosis, and worked with Osmosis, AMOpportunities and GIBLIB during his time at Dreamit Ventures.
In 2017, ...
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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April 12, 2019
The Newcastle Surgical Training Centre in England has started using Osso VR’s technology to help prepare surgeons for complicated procedures, marking the Palo Alto, California-based startup’s move into the European healthcare market.
The centre, based at the Freeman Hospital, part of Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, currently provides more than 275 training courses. The trust...
January 30, 2019
Giblib — the maker of a variety of streaming medical education videos that can be viewed the web, on mobile and in virtual reality — has launched a new app on the Oculus Store that features 360-degree VR videos of pre-recorded and live operating room procedures, the company announced yesterday.
The app and its videos are available to any consumers with a subscription to Giblib’s service and an...
December 3, 2018
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles and LA-based Giblib have teamed up to offer what the organizations say is the first accredited continuing medical education (CME) course delivered entirely via virtual reality.
The course, called Essential GI Surgeries will be available through Giblib's website. It will include 25 hours of real surgeries recorded in 360 VR (as well as in a traditional...
August 4, 2017
A lot of people think Google Glass, the tech company's experiment with augmented reality and wearable computing, died when the Glass Explorer program closed up shop in 2015. In fact, the technology has continued to find a home with enterprise applications, particularly in healthcare.
Indianapolis-based Hodei Technology is bringing Glass to hospitals in two different ways: as a tool for surgeons...
June 14, 2017
Osso VR, a startup looking to disrupt the surgical device training space with virtual reality, has raised $2 million in seed funding in a round led by Signalfire, with participation from Anorak Ventures.
The company provides software that creates a virtual operating room on VR platforms like Oculus Rift/Touch or the HTC Vive. Practicing surgeries in virtual reality allows surgeons to get in more...