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by Michael J. Ackerman, Ph.D.
I began by referring to a yearly happening called Medicine Meets Virtual Reality. What do you get when you intersect the domain of health care with the domain of immersive technology? When you intersect an aircraft pilot with virtual reality, you get the flight simulator. Could we not cross surgery with an immersive environment and get a patient-specific surgical simulator in which our specific patient would appear before us holographically so we could interact with it and rehearse the procedure before actually performing it?