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The 360-Degree Selfie

Feb 22, 2017

MIT Technology Review

Inexpensive cameras that make spherical images are opening a new era in photography and changing the way people share stories …
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Surgery by Stafford doctor being broadcast through video stream

Nov 27, 2016

The Free Lance-Star

Anyone who’s ever wanted to get inside an operating room—without having surgery—can see what it’s like during a video stream being broadcast on Tuesday…
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Virtual Reality Approaches ‘Game Changer’ Status in Surgery

general_surgNov 10, 2016

General Surgery News

On April 12 of this year, Paul Szotek, MD, FACS, director of the Indiana Hernia Center and clinical assistant professor of surgery at Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Indianapolis, virtually transported his colleague …
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The World’s First Surgery Live Stream from Mongolia

global_healthOct 21, 2016

Global Health Council

On September 27, Dr. Raymond Price, from the University of Utah Center for Global Surgery, and Dr. Sandag Erdene, from the Mongolian National University of Medical Science (MNUMS), performed a laparoscopic surgery broadcast live in 360-degree/virtual reality …
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GIBLIB Surgical Video Platform Is Bringing People Inside The Operating Room In 360-Degrees

Sept 27, 2016


As social media and digital multimedia continues to become a greater part of our lives and daily communication each day …
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In Case You Missed It: July 30, 2016

July 30, 2016


Engadget covered GIBLIB’s first public live stream in its weekly ICYMI video post starting at 0:12 in the video …
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VR in the OR: New technology changes the way surgeons teach

July 29, 2016


In a Beverly Hills operating room, Dr. Shirin Towfigh preps a woman for hernia surgery. She’s about to make history. It’s not the surgery itself, that’s remarkable. It’s the way it’s being live streamed.  A 360 degree camera captures everything from …
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GIBLIB to stream live hernia surgery in VR Thursday

July 27, 2016

Hypergrid Business

GIBLIB, an online platform for medical lectures and surgical videos, will broadcast a live stream of a hernia operation from the Surgery Medical Center & Precision ASC. The surgery will be performed by Dr. Shirin Towfigh. Medical professionals, as well as …
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Watch a hernia surgery live in VR

July 27, 2016


Doctors and medical students — or people who just want to watch anything in virtual reality — will be able to immerse themselves in a live surgery tomorrow. Giblib, an online platform for surgeons to share medical lectures and surgical videos, will live stream …
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Now you can watch surgeries live in virtual reality

July 26, 2016


The surgery represents another way in which VR technology will affect sectors of the economy; in this case, medicine and education. “Watching a surgery in 360-degree/virtual reality provides a fully immersive real-world operating room experience for …
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Hernia surgery gets the 360-degree interactive treatment

July 22, 2016


GIBLIB is spearheading this project, and has made a name for itself as a multi-channel network that allows surgeons to more easily share their videos with the rest of the medical community, particularly with those in developing countries who may not have such access …
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Scrubbed, sanitized, and live in 360: Watch first real-time VR broadcast of a surgery

July 20, 2016

Yahoo! News

Some pretty impressive stunts have been broadcast using 360-degree cameras, but on July 28, they’ll offer an unprecedented look inside the operating room by filming what’s believed to be the first surgery broadcast live to the public using 360 technology …
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The Business of Transforming Surgery

July 18, 2016

USC Marshall

Surgeons were using Dropbox, Facebook and YouTube to post and search for instructional videos, but the venues were inefficient, forcing the physicians to waste hours weeding through unrelated content. They lacked a dedicated resource, one that could easily …
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Inaugural 360-Degree Live Stream Surgery Performed in the U.S.

June 21, 2016

Medical Design Technology

Utilizing the mobile live streaming platform, Livit Now, the companies allowed viewers to stream a real-time, 360-degree broadcast from the operating room of hernia specialist, Dr. Shirin Towfigh, a surgeon who is solely dedicated …
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First Medical Procedure Captured and Broadcasted in 360 Degrees

June 17, 2016

This is one of the most productive uses of 360 degrees virtual reality technology I have heard of to date. Not only are they providing an education service in a field that is impossible to get hands on experience in, they are also making a market for …
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360fly, GIBLIB & LIVIT Break New Ground With First 360-Degree Live Stream Surgery In The United States

June 13, 2016


Team Debuts Cutting-Edge Sharing Platform Designed For Surgeons, Residents & Medical Students with First 360-Degree Real-Time Operation Performed by Dr. Shirin Towfigh at the Beverly Hills Hernia Center…
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GIBLIB Makes Surgical Education Easier Than Ever

June 2, 2016

Did you know that approximately 4,000 preventable mistakes occur in surgery every year, resulting in about $1.3 billion in malpractice lawsuits? That’s right, apparently the skilled surgeons rooting around in your stomach are not only…
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Crowdsourced surgical video library GIBLIB launches

medcity_newsJune 1, 2016

Med City News

When Brian Conyer was an MBA student at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles and working part time at Intuitive Surgical, a company that manufactures robotic surgery instruments, he was struck by two things…
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GIBLIB builds surgical video network

June 1, 2016

LA Biz Journal

Even the best medical school can’t teach surgeons how to repair a hernia or perform a hysterectomy from a book. That’s why so much of doctors’ education demands hands-on practice and observation through years of internships…
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Student raises $1 million to fund startup

dailyTrojanApril 26, 2016

Daily Trojan

Brian Conyer, a part-time business administration student at the USC Marshall School of Business, has raised $1 million to fund GIBLIB, the startup he founded to help surgeons learn from each other online. The company aims to partner with academic institutions…
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