Video game-like software helps medical professionals learn and practice surgeries

by Innovation Origins

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A Spanish spin-off, Virmedex, is developing gamified software for simulating medical procedures. Students and professionals can immerse themselves in a virtual operating theater to practice surgeries.

Video games have long since ceased to be exclusively for entertainment. Over the years, gaming has become a way to train people in real-life situations in a simulated environment. For example, you can put firefighters in emergency situations without actually putting them in danger. Video games are also useful for teaching people specific knowledge. Serious games are also used in healthcare for training medical procedures. These types of games are being built by the Spanish company Virmedex, among others.

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