Precision OS, a Vancouver-based company creating VR surgery simulation software, announced that it has secured $2.3 million in Series A financing. The funding round was led by Davos, Switzerland-based AO Invest, and includes other undisclosed investors.

Precision OS builds VR software that lets surgeons perform orthopedic medical procedures in a VR environment, providing metric feedback to help practitioners improve their techniques. The software itself focuses on providing educational modules and pre-operative planning for practicing doctors.

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The company was co-founded by gaming and software professionals Colin O’Connor (CTO) and Roberto Oliveira (CCO), and by practicing orthopedic surgeon and company Dr. Danny P. Goel (CEO). Dr. Goel is a consultant shoulder surgeon and clinical associate professor at the University of British Columbia, department of orthopedic surgery.

“Precision OS technology is working to create a virtual language able to add depth of understanding that simply cannot be achieved using current simulation tools. Adopting VR as a way of improving decision-making is directly relevant for patients and value-based care,” says Dr. Goel.

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“VR’s ability to offer a safe environment to make mistakes is highly valuable in providing surgeons with the building blocks on which to learn,” adds Dr. Goel. “It allows surgeons to practice, improve their decision-making, and, importantly, have the opportunity to fail. This offers a great amount of value to our surgeons – and ultimately to our patients.”

Moving forward, Precision OS is aiming to further develop its pre-operative planning tool to let surgeons upload images of a specific patient’s anatomy to the software prior to surgery, giving them a more accurate idea of what’s to come during the physical procedure.

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  • Master E

    Anyone know if this is available for just anyone to purchase and use? I’d imagine specialized software for doctors would cost bank, but I’d love to level up my doctor skills for some post apocalyptic scenario. Haha. Love VR and would love to see this available for everyone to utilize both for education and fun aside from its professional uses.