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Laduma creates immerse cardiac surgery experience


Laduma has produced a virtual reality experience to help train doctors in cardiac procedures.

The Liverpool headquartered company filmed leading specialist, Dr. Harish Manyam at Erlanger Health System, as he performed an S-ICD procedure on a patient.

A Subcutaneous Implantable Defibrillator (S-ICD) is likely to be performed on people at risk of Sudden Cardiac Arrest, and was developed by Boston Scientific, to avoid more invasive heart surgery.

The VR experience means that doctors around the world can get a 360 degree view of the procedure.

“Working with Erlanger Health System has shown us all how important it is for medical staff to be properly trained when it comes to performing complex life-saving operations,” explained Ben Smith, CEO of Laduma.

“By filming Dr. Manyam as he carried out the operation with several cameras, our crew was able to capture previously unseen details. The finished 360° Virtual Reality experience is a breakthrough for medical training.

“It means doctors in remote parts of the world can be trained better than ever before and save even more lives. Boston Scientific is one of the world’s premier medical device companies and Erlanger Health Systems is known as a leader in healthcare so we were honoured to work with them.”

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