Microsoft HoloLens together with Case Western Reserve University has put together a video which shows how HoloLens could be used to create 3D visualizations of the human anatomy. Check out the video below:
This is pretty cool stuff and you can see how this type of 3D visualization of the human anatomy will change how you educate doctors. There’s nothing quite like seeing the actual organ. That’s why doctors do so much work on cadavers. However, this HoloLens visualization gets pretty close with far fewer regulations.
I think this is just the start though. Why couldn’t this be used to educate patients as well? No doubt there will be some direct to consumer apps. However, it would be pretty neat for a doctor to have you put one of these on and then they walk you through what’s going to happen in the operation. I imagine in some operations this could be really helpful for a patient. In some cases it might scare the patient. That will take some learning.