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posted by martyb on Monday August 20 2018, @08:30AM   Printer-friendly
from the I-see-what-you-did-there dept.

HoloLens will help a children's hospital perform critical surgeries

A UK children's hospital plans to use Microsoft's HoloLens and Surface Hub during critical operations like heart surgery, Microsoft announced. Alder Hey hospital will employ the Surface Hub to let medical personnel collaborate and share images, while the HoloLens will be used directly in operating theaters. "Imaging a patient's heart from the inside and from the outside is absolutely essential," said Alder Hey cardiac surgeon Rafael Guerrero. "Microsoft HoloLens and mixed reality will, in the future, enable me to have a patient's scans in front of me while I'm doing the operation."

[...] We've already seen the potential for mixed reality in hospitals; for instance a company called Scopis created a HoloLens design platform for spinal surgeries. However, Alder Hey hospital in Liverpool is one of the first to adopt the tech. It's currently working with Black Marble, a Microsoft Partner, to pioneer new surgery-based Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps for Surface Hub and HoloLens.


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HoloLens visionary Alex Kipman took to the stage in Barcelona to introduce HoloLens 2 which addresses many of the key criticisms of the original headset: field of view, comfort, and hand-tracking.

Kipman says that HoloLens 2 "more than doubles" the field of view of the original HoloLens, though hasn't yet specified exactly what the field of view is. The original HoloLens field of view was around 35 degrees, so HoloLens 2 is expected to be around 70 degrees.

[...] HoloLens 2 is also designed to be more comfortable, with much of the headset's bulk balanced in the back of the headset. Kipman said HoloLens 2 "more than triples the comfort" over the original HoloLens... though the exact weight, and how they came to that specific figure, is unclear. Still, the front portion of the headset is said to be made entirely from carbon fiber to cut down on weight and offers a convenient flip-up visor.

HoloLens 2 also brings hand-tracking which goes much further than the coarse gesture control in the original headset. Now with full hand-tracking, users can interact much more directly with applications by touching, poking, and sliding controls directly rather than using abstract gestures.

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday August 20 2018, @09:15AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday August 20 2018, @09:15AM (#723687)

    "Microsoft HoloLens and mixed reality will, in the future, enable me to have a patient's scans in front of me while I'm doing the operation."

    Microsoft will, in the future, invite him to update to Windows 10 while he's doing the operation.

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday August 20 2018, @10:24AM (4 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday August 20 2018, @10:24AM (#723707)

    Haven't those poor kids been through enough already?

    • (Score: 3, Insightful) by takyon on Monday August 20 2018, @10:36AM (1 child)

      by takyon (881) <{takyon} {at} {soylentnews.org}> on Monday August 20 2018, @10:36AM (#723712) Journal

      Only the power of Microsoft HoloLens Augmented Reality can end their suffering.

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      • (Score: 2) by Gaaark on Monday August 20 2018, @12:43PM

        by Gaaark (41) Subscriber Badge on Monday August 20 2018, @12:43PM (#723736) Journal

        The new system will be called
            Rarely Are People Emergencies
        and will only blue screen at critical moments.

        I'd rather have a monkey operate on me. More poo but less blood flying around.

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    • (Score: 2) by Gaaark on Monday August 20 2018, @12:50PM (1 child)

      by Gaaark (41) Subscriber Badge on Monday August 20 2018, @12:50PM (#723738) Journal

      The children will get a separate system called
      Psychological Experiments Done Orally

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  • (Score: 2) by gawdonblue on Monday August 20 2018, @07:43PM (1 child)

    by gawdonblue (412) on Monday August 20 2018, @07:43PM (#723883)

    ... What-could-possibly-go-wrong dept?

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday August 20 2018, @11:31PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Monday August 20 2018, @11:31PM (#723965)

      ...from Microsoft is what we're talking about here. MSFT has been a reliable maker of good hardware. And since it looks like the software will be engineered by the specialists themselves, this project has a pretty good outlook.

      The only downside is probably that the walled garden nature of these so-called Universal apps will make them useless as soon as the Hololens dies. The lifecycle of this product has yet to be proven. I somehow doubt it fits in well with the usual timeframes medical equipment is expected to last.

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday August 21 2018, @03:27PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday August 21 2018, @03:27PM (#724214)

    DEATH

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