The standard for surgical training and assessment is more than a century old and is starting to fail. Data shows that 30.7% of graduating residents cannot operate on their own after 14 years of education−a number that continues to grow. Virtual reality (VR) has proven its potential to solve this problem, with evidence showing 230% to 300% improvement in surgical performance and a scalable means to objectively assess skills. Dr. Justin Barad, orthopedic surgeon and founder of Osso VR, shares ways that VR is being utilized to train surgeons to use new devices and techniques, and reviews how orthopedic device manufacturers can leverage the technology for human factors engineering.
Justin Barad, M.D., Co-Founder and CEO, Osso VR
Justin Barad, M.D., is a board-eligible orthopaedic surgeon with a Bioengineering degree from UC Berkeley and an M.D. from UCLA, where he graduated first in his class. He completed his residency at UCLA and his fellowship in pediatric orthopedics at Harvard and Boston Children’s Hospital. Dr. Barad is currently practicing at the Orthopaedic Institute for Children.