Canada-based Realize Medical is collaborating with Switzerland-based Logitech to enhance Elucis, the world’s first virtual reality (VR) platform for creating patient-specific 3D medical models directly in virtual reality. The partnership will bring Logitech’s VR Ink Pilot Edition to the platform, enabling users to draw precisely and directly in the Elucis platform.

Elucis, based entirely in virtual reality, allows users to turn medical images into 3D medical models for 3D printing and other advanced visualization applications. The platform, in combination with the Logitech stylus, enables intuitive medical image viewing and modeling.

“We are constantly on the lookout for innovative ways to improve our Elucis platform, and this partnership with Logitech does just that,” says Justin Sutherland, CEO and cofounder of Realize Medical. “Giving users the ability to draw seamlessly within our program will greatly improve the user experience, bringing us closer to meeting our mission of providing healthcare professionals with the 3D modeling tools they need to improve patient care and education.”

Virtual reality can play a variety of important roles in healthcare and medicine. The Elucis platform, in particular, can act as a clinician education and training tool and help guide treatment decisions, and more.