In a university hospital in Tokyo is a globally-unique operating room called the Hyper SCOT, equipped with the latest digital technology. Data from 20 medical devices are integrated in real time and shown on a monitor during surgery. It has been used for difficult brain tumor surgeries since opening 2 years ago. Doctors outside the operating room can see the monitor and give the surgeon advice, for a more accurate surgery. Separately, another university is using virtual reality to help students learn.
Doctors outside the operating room can give the surgeon advice while viewing all of the data on a monitor
An MRI scanner installed in the operating room enables more accurate surgeries
Virtual reality-supported classes are being offered amid the coronavirus pandemic in place of clinical training
An advantage of VR-supported education is that it is highly immersive