In the not-so-distant future, logging into a clunky computer program or—gasp!—attending in-person sessions to complete workplace training will be a thing of the past, replaced by fully immersive modules powered by virtual reality (VR) technology.

That high-tech future has already arrived for some doctors, thanks to PrecisionOS’ VR software. The programs place surgeons in the virtual operating room, allowing them to either practice new procedures or map out a scheduled surgery before it begins.

Now, that virtual world will be equipped with Siemens Healthineers’ technology, as the German medtech giant joined forces with PrecisionOS to offer VR-based training for some of its imaging machines, the companies announced this week.

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