Friday, July 17, 2015
Future doctors could be taught with holograms
Doctors of the present currently follow a long tradition of learning about the body through textbooks and videos and using cadavers for more hands-on practise. However, this might become obsolete with the introduction of virtual reality and holograms to medical school.
Case Western Reserve University is currently partnering with Microsoft to bring HoloLens to classrooms.
HoloLens is an augmented reality headset that works with hologram technology to allow medical students to visualise and interact with the human anatomy, thereby giving them a more visual and the simulation of a ‘hands-on’ experience through the headset.
HoloLens uses it’s cameras and sensors to project holograms into the world, thereby merging the virtual images within the space of a physical room. The hologram images have the advantage of appearing three-dimensional and are able to be viewed and manipulated by students in a variety of ways.