Smith+Nephew (NYSE:SNN) announced today that it is expanding its medical education curriculum with advanced simulation technologies.
London-based Smith+Nephew offers new training through its academy center of excellence. Professionals can access orthopedic, robotics and sports medicine procedural skills-training using virtual and augmented reality, haptics and 3D interactive gaming.
Stephen Mitchell is a consultant trauma & orthopedic surgeon at University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust. He recently led a hip fracture management course for Smith+Nephew using VR.
“There is a huge opportunity with virtual reality for future training applications to drive both an accelerated learning process and distance training,” Mitchell said in a news release. “It lends itself perfectly to the 2D/3D nature of trauma, arthroscopy and arthroplasty procedures.”A popular method for medical education
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