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Osso VR Closes $27M Round Of Funding

A San Francisco-based virtual reality company, Osso VR, recently announced it secured $27 million in a Series B funding round. This money will be used to help Osso expand its worldwide VR-based immersive surgical training program.

This round of financing was led by GSR ventures. Additional support came from Kaiser Permanente Ventures, Signalfire, OCA Ventures, Leslie Ventures, Scrum Ventures, and Anorak Ventures.

“Osso VR is positioned to transform how surgeons are trained on new devices and surgical procedures,” said GSR Ventures’ partner Sunny Kumar, M.D. “The Osso platform’s level of immersion provides an experience that mirrors the operating room in a manner more efficient, more accessible, and more effective than any surgical training platform that’s come before.”

Osso VR is home to one of the world’s largest surgical training libraries. The organization offers 120 different VR modules that span across ten different medical specialties.

The Profit‘s Take:

This is another very real intersection between gaming, VR, and healthcare. I have no doubt this virtual reality technology is good enough to train surgeons and doctors for real-life situations. I am just wary about this form of training because there are still some psychological barriers/challenges that could remain. Do you want the doctor that only trained in VR to do surgery on you for the first time? Eventually, these hang ups will disappear as VR is more widely used and accepted in industries other than gaming.

(All information was provided by TechCrunch and Orthopedics This Week)

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