Lately every industry is being bombarded with news about how virtual reality can be utilized to change it. Corporations are pouring money into augmented and virtual reality technology because it provides an unprecedented perspective on the world that is as real as it gets.

The learning process is also being redefined, where people envision textbook lectures being replaced by students learning through an oculus headset. Medtronic Inc now wants to get into the virtual reality domain and have developed the MDT Aortic AR app to help provide an immersive experience for their stent.

Another medical device company was the first to use Google Cardboard for virtual surgery — Bard, with their Lutonix Drug Coated Balloon PTA Catheter.

For the medical app to be used correctly, you must have an oculus headset and virtual reality cardboards ready. After you install the medical app, you connect it to your oculus device and print out the trackers.

The trackers offer a multitude of information of EVAR (endovascular aneurysm repair) therapy, and combining it with augmented reality technology will provide a new dimension to your learning. Information in the Endurant II portfolio include, but are not limited to:

  • History of the Endurant II — an abdominal aortic aneurysm stent graft system. A graph that shows the progression of Endurant technology through the years. The graph is followed by a showcase of Endurant II’s cutting-edge technologies and the new frontiers reached using the technology.
  • Performance and durable outcome studies. This part shows the tests the Endurant II has gone through, with each variable neatly placed in a table.
  • Design. The tracker also gives the user a brief insight into each part of the Endurant II’s technology. Pictures accompany the information with the Endurant II in action during scanning.

A precursor to using the virtual reality app is having an oculus headset / virtual cardboards because you will need to print out the trackers after connecting your headset with the app. With everything in place, you can now experience the Endurant II’s portfolio in an immersive and information-rich experience.

MDT Aortic AR

MDT Aortic AR app

Price: Free

iOS: iTunes
Android: Google Play