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Published on Aug 6, 2018
Dr. Larry Smarr has been collecting 3D visualizations and detailed data on his body for almost a decade, amassing it all into a VR medical avatar of himself fondly known as "Transparent Larry." What could this mean for the future of personalized medicine?
The Man Who Saw Inside Himself https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/... "For years, Larry Smarr has used a supercomputer to monitor his health and peer at his organs. Recently, he used his knowledge to help direct his own surgery."
Virtual Reality Isn't Just For Gamers Anymore; It Will Change Your Health https://www.forbes.com/sites/billfris... "And in medical schools, one can imagine the advantage of virtual reality being more extensively incorporated, as we are increasingly faced with cadaver shortages, and traditional surgical training simulators are far from the real thing."
Why Larry Smarr Is Pioneering Collaborative Innovation https://www.strategy-business.com/art... "For four decades, he has been among the world’s most important synthesizers of innovation — as a researcher on his own and as a collaborator in the discovery and commercialization of new technologies as varied as Web browsers and personalized medicine."
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