Despite healthcare being a human right, adequate surgical services seem to be a luxury to a majority of the world’s population, with the The Lancet Commission on Global Surgery estimating that there are five billion people worldwide that lack access to safe, affordable surgical and anesthesia care when needed. Skilled surgeons are also in short supply, especially in isolated or developing areas. However, one American startup, Veyond Metaverse, is working on a revolutionary technology to help address that shortage by shattering geographic limitations for surgeons.
Veyond Metaverse has created a platform, known as Veyond Connect, which uses Extended Reality (XR) to allow surgeons to collaborate surgeries remotely. XR encompasses a wide variety of technologies, such as augmented reality, virtual reality and mixed reality. Veyond Connect blends XR with digital twin modeling and haptic feedback systems to enable an expert surgeon to oversee operations on a patient that isn’t in the same room as them, and in fact could even be on the other side of the world.