Osso VR nets $66 million for surgical training — from axios.com by Sarah Pringle


Why it matters: Surgical training hasn’t evolved in 30-plus years, but Osso VR is looking to change that by empowering health care professionals with virtual reality.

  • Training and assessing surgeons more efficiently can drive up the adoption of modern and hard-to-learn medtech, and democratize surgical education.
  • “The innovation from the medical device industry is providing us an incredible opportunity to treat patients much more consistently and with optimized outcomes,” said Justin Barad, Osso’s co-founder and a practicing pediatric orthopedic surgeon.

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Not that this is exactly related, but the above item made me think of it:

  • The Healing Power of Learning — from chronicle.com by James M. Lang
    After a health crisis, an academic finds that learning is not just joyful but restorative.