al,” Nehme pointed out. “You’re taking those abstract
pieces of knowledge you’ve tried developing through
producer based knowledge, and you... apply that in a
virtual operation before you operate.”
Since cadavers are expensive and other simulation
software can be pricey and limited, this is an eco-
nomical and convenient way to work through a surgery
before entering the operating room, Yedwab explained.
The app includes an array of surgical procedures
and has been used by a variety of people with various
motives – patients who want to see what their surgery
will include, technicians who want to know what their
surgeon might need during their next operation and, of
course, the surgeon preparing for their next patient. It
also has an analysis feature to track progress and per-
formance so surgeons can see how they’re doing and if
they’re gaining competence, they said.
“Technology should function as a means to improve
a current problem and situation,” Nehme explained. He
says he thinks they’ve been able to do that by providing
an assessable software to encourage best practices and
technique at a global level. Surgeons have been receptive to it so far, they reported.
The goal of software is to make operating rooms more
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