Many VR startups are a solution is search of a problem, but Holoeyes is already in use at hospitals around Japan. Although the medical industry is one the most highly regulated, conservative and hard to disrupt, Holoeyes has made inroads by solving a very specific problem for surgeons.
Today we sit down with Naoji Taniguchi, CEO of Holoeyes, and talk about the steps his startup had to take to sell into the medical market in Japan and to win over traditionally conservative doctors. Holoeyes builds up virtual reality models of organs from CT scans, and lets doctors analyze and discuss these matters much more directly and clearly than they could before.
It’s a great interview and I think you’ll enjoy it.
Show Notes for Startups
How VR can actually save hospitals money and improve outcomes
Why the world needs a GitHub of surgery
What Japanese startups get out of accelerator programs
Why the real value in surgical VR is not what you think
How Holoeyes achieves medical quali