Osso VR Named Zimmer Biomet Innovation Award Winner at DOCSF

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Innovation Award Finalists demonstrate how they are going to transform healthcare using innovative technology

Osso VR, a Virtual Reality company that has created a surgical training platform, has been named the winner of the inaugural Zimmer Biomet Innovation Award. Eight (8) finalist companies were selected from the applicants and asked to present a case study to a panel of experts as well as an audience of curated health care leaders at the Digital Orthopaedics Conference San Francisco on January 7, 2018. The award was announced at the Digital Orthopaedics Conference in San Francisco.

The Zimmer Biomet Innovation Awards provide an opportunity for innovative technology startup companies to present how they plan to transform healthcare using Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), Robotics, Automation, Virtual Reality(VR), Augmented Reality(AR), Mixed Reality (MR) and 3D printing.

“We are thrilled to announce the winner of the inaugural Zimmer Biomet Innovation Award at DOCSF18.” Stefano Bini, MD, Chair and Founder of DOCSF, said. “I want to note that it was an exceptionally difficult decision. The talent and innovation demonstrated by the startups, Applied VR, Avant-garde Health, Enlitic, LeanTaaS, PeerWell, Proximie, OSSimTech, and Osso VR, was outstanding. With that said, we are pleased to present the award to Osso VR.”

Osso VR is a clinically-validated surgical training platform designed for surgeons, sales teams, and hospital staff of all skill levels. Their product offers highly realistic hand-based interactions in an immersive training environment containing cutting edge procedures and devices. The Osso VR team is currently focused on solving training gaps for orthopedic and spine therapies, but is expanding into other specialties and procedures.

“This award means a lot because I’m a pediatric orthopedist and I walked away from full time practice to pursue my dream of starting this company and making an impact in the world,” Justin Barad, Founder and CEO of Osso VR, said. “The Digital Orthopaedics Conference is the intersection of the greatest minds in my field of orthopedics and in technology. To be acknowledged by my peers both in the worlds of technology and orthopedics for what we are trying to create is really emotionally impactful for me right now.”

LeanTaaS received the runner up for the Zimmer Biomet Innovation Award. The company’s product, iQueue for Operating Rooms, enables perioperative leaders to increase OR utilization by $500K+ per OR per year by using predictive analytics and machine learning to, optimize block schedules, automate block releases and requests, and optimize operating room resource and supply utilization.

Enlitic, Inc. was named third place for the Zimmer Biomet Innovation Award. Enlitic, Inc. is a deep learning company dedicated to revolutionizing diagnostic healthcare. Enlitic's artificial intelligence algorithms were engineered from the ground up by a multidisciplinary, international team of renowned data scientists, machine learning practitioners, and medical experts.

About UCSF Digital Orthopaedics Conference (DOCSF)
The aim of the UCSF Digital Orthopaedics Conference San Francisco is to catalyze the
implementation of digital health solutions in the world of clinical orthopaedics.

For more information, please visit our website: http://docsf.ucsf.edu

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Kristina Portillo - kristina(at)docsf(dot)org

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