Virtual Reality and Human Factors Engineering


Thursday, June 17 | 10:00 am - 10:45 am


Surgeon Pod




Participant Type:

Product Development, Quality/Regulatory

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. Barad 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.

Learning Objectives

  • Knowledge of the capabilities of modern VR for technical training and assessment
  • How VR is utilizing augmented reality (AR) and the role that AR plays in emerging technologies
  • VR use cases such as human factors engineering


Justin Barad, M.D.

Co-Founder and CEO,

Osso VR