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British cancer op streamed in VR 'world first'

April 16, 2016 /

LONDON -- A British surgeon livestreamed a cancer operation using virtual reality technology on Thursday, in what he said was a world first that would help in training and allow doctors to advise on operations remotely.Shafi Ahmed from the Royal London Hospital told AFP he had set up two rigs for 360-degree filming in the operating theater, allowing anyone with a smartphone and virtual reality headset to feel present.