How can Microsoft HoloLens rock the Healthcare world?

Mike Gillam, 30 April 2015

Microsoft unveiled their next concept video demo for Hololens, their augmented reality hardware device in development.


From ambient virtual pets to television screens that follow you around from room to room in your house, Microsoft is calling this next generation interaction as the “holographic interface.”

Hololens holds all the promise of augmented reality in healthcare we outlined previously and more.

Hallways become ambient “To Do” lists.

Data can hover on the walls in patient’s rooms.

Patients themselves can become the anchors for visualized data.

Looking across a ward, every clinician from nurse to physician could see exactly the work needed done.

HoloLens can impact developing countries as well. In developing countries where computers are expensive, a single worn HoloLens could replace the dozens of monitors and displays we use in our hospitals today.

Medical education, virtual surgery, disaster simulation training and more all hold the promise of being transformed with the arrival of augmented reality in healthcare.

Mike Gillam, MD, FACEP 2015

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