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VR Technology Helps Doctors Successfully Separate Joined Twins
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VR Technology Helps Doctors Successfully Separate Joined Twins

A team of doctors has used virtual reality technology to prepare for an operation that successfully separated twins joined at the head. Virtual reality, or VR, is a computer environment designed to simulate real-life conditions and objects. People can use headsets or other electronic equipment to experience VR environments. VR technology was used by doctors in Brazil and Britain who were involved in the operation, or surgery, involving the joined twins. The twin boys are named Arthur and Bernardo. They were born in a rural part of northern Brazil in 2018. The two were joined at the head and shared some brain tissue. Doctors in Brazil had attempted to separate the boys in the past, but they were unsuccessful. Medical experts had advised the parents that performing further surgery would be...