Microsoft HoloLens: Build 2016 Keynote – Medical Demo

Last night, Pamela Davis of Case Western Reserve University, Ohio took the opportunity to promote medical applications at the Microsoft Build 2016 conference. In particular, teaching anatomy including the incorporation of remote teachers as holograms represented as 3D icons of their hands and heads has been highlighted.

Speakers emphasized the power of using Augmented Reality to support the understanding of 3D structures by placing this information into one’s natural environment and allow interaction with intuitive gestures. This will help to get the most beneficial views onto such complex structures from perspectives that have not been possible before e.g. to perceive the position of tumors in patients’ heads and better understand their effects on certain parts of the brain.

Interestingly, also the huge medical device company Stryker has been mentioned as one of the pilot developers.