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We read the article with immense interest and it is an important contribution to the growing field of VR in medical science, but we would like to point out that VR in medical science is just in its infancy. While VR use in Engineering, Material sciences and High end applications like Space sciences is intriguing and complex, we are just tapping the tip of the iceberg in medicine. The subject itself needs several books to cover it. We would just like to mention one aspect here. If we could connect VR or Augmented reality or "MIXED reality" with 3D printing we would bring in a great deal of revolution in health sciences. If we augment VR with reverse 3D printing we can virtually eliminate every disease pathology from the globe.
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10 January 2019
Aitzaz Bin Sultan Rai
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