BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., July 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/-- GIBLIB, an online platform for surgeons to share medical lectures and surgical videos, will broadcast a public live stream of a hernia surgery in 360-degree, virtual reality using 360fly's 360-degree 4K camera.
On July 28, 2016 at 11 a.m. PDT, GIBLIB will broadcast the surgery performed by Dr. Shirin Towfigh at the 90210 Surgery Medical Center & Precision ASC, in Beverly Hills, CA. Press and media are invited to the surgery center to view the groundbreaking event; however, everyone can register to watch the one-hour live surgery online by visiting: watch.giblib.com/register.
"Watching a surgery in 360-degree/virtual reality provides a fully immersive real-world operating room experience for viewers and is a game changer for surgical education," said Brian Conyer, CEO of GIBLIB.
GIBLIB is the first multi-channel network devoted 100 percent to the surgical community that empowers doctors to share videos of their surgeries to help educate their peers about new techniques and best practices. It was created to help medical students and doctors everywhere, especially those in developing countries and economically poor regions of the world, gain access to the best surgical content online. Videos are available from expert surgeons from some of the top institutions across the nation.
Dr. Towfigh - the only surgeon in the western United States solely dedicated to abdominal wall hernias and their complications - will be available before and after the surgery to answer questions. The surgery will broadcast for local press at the medical center's viewing theater.
"This live streaming technique gives viewers the best perspective because you can see the surgeon, patient and staff all at once," said Dr. Towfigh.
In May, GIBLIB and its partners 360fly and Livit, successfully broadcast Dr. Towfigh performing a surgery, but that broadcast was to a private audience.
"We are a technology company that wants to improve the way surgeons connect globally and modernize the way surgical information is shared. Partnering with 360fly and Livit made perfect sense for us, enabling us to provide a seamless content creation and sharing platform for real-time, interactive viewing experiences," said Brian Conyer.
360fly, maker of the category-leading, single-lens camera that captures stitchless 360-degree 4K video, will provide the cutting-edge 360fly 4K camera for the surgery. 360fly pairs with a free iOS and Android mobile app, which allows users to conveniently shoot, edit and share content to popular social media channels, such as YouTube and Facebook. The 4K camera boasts a powerful new image sensor that shoots in 2880x2880.
Livit will provide the live streaming infrastructure for broadcasting the surgery. Livit lets you stream live video and virtual reality, right from your iPhone or iPad, to a network of friends and followers.
FIGS, a premium medical apparel company, will be sponsoring the event and will provide its premium scrubs for Dr. Towfigh and her staff.
GIBLIB is an online library of surgical videos of all specialties and procedures from surgeons all over the world. We aggregate the best surgical videos and medical lectures from the top surgical minds and make them available to medical students, residents and surgeons across the world, from developed countries to the economically poor regions. Learn more at www.giblib.com.
To learn more about 360fly, visit www.360fly.com or follow 360fly on Twitter and Instagram @360fly, and "Like" it on Facebook at facebook.com/360fly. Its passion has led it to redefine video capture, because life is too rich to capture just part of it.
FIGS is revolutionizing the antiqued medical apparel industry with its ridiculously soft and technical fabrics that are tailored to perfection. FIGS medical apparel is anti-microbial, wrinkle-resistant, stain repellent, lint-free and utilizes four-way stretch. Through its threads for threads initiative, for every set of scrubs sold, FIGS gives a set to a healthcare provider in need. To date, they have donated over 75,000 sets of scrubs in 26 countries.