Doctors turn to Apple’s Vision Pro headset to practice surgery amid cadaver shortage

Veyond Metaverse, a medical tech firm, revealed plans to broaden the reach of its medical telepresence system on the upcoming Apple Vision Pro device.

In 2023, the firm demonstrated the first “digital surgery” using its real-time translation and distant communication tools on conventional virtual and augmented reality headsets for the procedure.

Using Apple’s newest Vision Pro headset, Beyond Metaverse seems poised to join the elite medical telepresence industry, an area where the demand for doctors outstrips the available cadavers.


Veyond Metaverse is a newer player in the medical technology sector, having been established in 2021. Its major offerings include surgical teleconferencing and immersive learning opportunities.

Based on the information on the company’s website, this technology enables experts to assist or oversee surgeries from a distance. In practice, the doctor physically performing the surgery can carry out the necessary procedures with a patient, while the remote attending physician puts on a headset for an immersive experience, allowing them to be fully present in the operating room in real-time.

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic leading to a worldwide halt, there is a limited number of medical cadavers available. In response to this scarcity, Veyond Metaverse has merged lifelike 3D graphics with advanced haptic feedback gloves for an authentic surgical experience.

Extended reality

The Vision Pro is one of the world’s most sophisticated (and costly) mixed reality headsets. Apple labels it a “spatial computing device” to emphasize that it’s not just for gaming, but essentially a combination of virtual and augmented reality technology – also known as mixed or extended reality devices.

People wearing the headset will see virtual images on internal screens, while exterior cameras record the real world. The resulting blend of reality and virtuality ensures an immersive experience.

Medical researchers in the Netherlands have reported an upward trend in the use of Virtual Reality (VR) technologies in the healthcare sector worldwide. This adoption is predicted to continue as advancements are made in both the hardware and software.

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2024-04-17 20:57