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Osso VR Provides Training Module for Orthopedic Surgical Robot

Source: Osso VR

March 18, 2019      

Osso VR recently demonstrated its virtual reality training module for Smith & Nephew’s NAVIO Surgical System, giving surgeons the ability for immersive coaching for a robotics-assisted device.

The combination of handheld robotics and VR are emerging technologies in medicine, the company said, leading to rapidly advancing changes in areas like surgery, to provide repeatable and efficient, high quality outcomes. The company demonstrated its system at the recent American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) 2019 Annual Meeting.

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Source: Smith & Nephew

“NAVIO is a natural fit for virtual training and assessment as it involves robotics-assisted surgical steps coupled with a novel software interface, and Osso VR has demonstrated success instilling confidence in the technology of similar procedures,” said Justin Barad, M.D., the CEO of Osso VR.”As this technology becomes increasingly powerful and pervasive, we plan to continue to support its growth through a growing curriculum of virtual training.  Smith & Nephew is the perfect partner for this groundbreaking approach given their dedication towards innovation and helping patients live life unlimited.”

“Smith & Nephew offers the largest knee portfolio enabled by robotics, and is the only company who offers the accuracy of robotics-assisted technology for bi-cruciate retaining total knee implant (JOURNEY II XR),” the company said in a statement. The NAVIO Surgical System is a next-generation handheld robotics platform that provides high levels of accuracy in an easily expandable robotics platform. Smith & Nephew said the NAVIO system eliminates time, costs, and radiation exposure associated with preoperative CT imaging compared with other robotics-assisted platforms, “allowing for real-time imaging in surgery to build a patient-specific 3D model.”

Osso VR’s validated training platform is designed for surgeons, sales teams and other trainees to address new techniques and increase confidence through learning for new medical devices. The technology provides realistic, haptic-enhanced interactions in an immersive training environment. The company’s surgical training technology provides on-demand, educational experiences that are effective, repeatable, and measurable to help the surgeon reach proficiency with the device.

About Osso VR

Osso VR is an award-winning, validated surgical training platform designed for surgeons, hospital staff, and sales teams of all skill levels. The platform offers highly realistic, hand-based interactions in an immersive training environment for cutting edge procedures and devices.

Lead by orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Justin Barad, the Osso team has a deep clinical understanding, medical device industry expertise, and VR development background. Osso VR has a results-driven approach, allowing teams and individuals to not only practice procedures, but to objectively measure their performance through their proprietary analytics platform and dashboards. To learn more, visit

About Smith & Nephew

Smith & Nephew is a global medical technology business dedicated to helping healthcare professionals improve people’s lives. With leadership positions in Orthopaedic Reconstruction, Advanced Wound Management, Sports Medicine and Trauma & Extremities, Smith & Nephew has around 15,000 employees and a presence in more than 100 countries. Annual sales in 2017 were almost $4.8 billion. Smith & Nephew is a member of the FTSE100 (LSE:SN, NYSE:SNN).

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