Japanese metaverse solution provider Ubitus K.K. has partnered with Smart Surgery Technology to introduce a virtual reality (VR)-based surgery simulation application called Sim Surgery for robotic surgery.

Smart Surgery Technology’s Sim Surgery is a VR-enabled interactive programme to help medical students and practitioners to operate on 3D organ models. Using personal VR gear, the app gives them the visual and tactile experiences.

Using Ubitus solution, Smart Surgery Technology can broadcast 3D anatomical model to all-in-one VR headsets without requiring high computing power devices onsite. This reduces the barrier to practice.

Smart Surgery Technology uses artificial intelligence (AI) technology to help novice practitioners accurately judge where each body component is, in order to improve the learning process, claimed the metaverse solution provider.

Smart Surgery Technology CEO Julie Lee said: “Working with Ubitus through Microsoft Accelerator Program helps us to take a significant step forward.

“We can now distribute the system and video we developed over the cloud to all the doctors. We believe the training can be taken not only in medical centers or hospitals, but in any places based on the needs of users.

“We wish, and will continue to make every effort, for the application to be embraced globally.”

According to Ubitus, a good amount of practice is essential for a medical student or a doctor to become a skilful surgeon operating robotic surgery machines like da Vinci Surgical System or Laparoscopy surgery. Additionally, the cost, time and availability of these existing practice approaches are extremely high, said the company.

Sim Surgery can replace the bulky and expensive robotic surgery simulators present in medical schools and hospitals, the Japan-based metaverse solution provider claimed.

Ubitus CEO Wesley Kuo said: “We are extremely excited to be part of this revolutionary development of medical education and training.

“By enabling medical students and doctors to practice early in their career and almost as many times as they want, we can be sure that more doctors can perform better and more efficient surgeries than before.”