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HoloLens to Assist Surgeons at UK's Alder Hey Children's Hospital

Accepted submission by takyon at 2018-08-19 09:56:30

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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