Market Intel: Medtechs, Surgeons Embrace ‘Virtual Operating Theater’ As New Reality
In this first part of a three-part series on the “Future of Surgery” we introduce three companies that developed telehealth platforms allowing for virtual collaborations during live surgeries. The second part will discuss AI, VR and AR in the OR.
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