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

    by takyon (881) <takyonNO@SPAMsoylentnews.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) 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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