Healthcare industry welcomes HoloLens

Written by Wouter Martens

In healthcare, the HoloLens opens the door for new possibilities on many levels. Thanks to the holographic display, this smartglasses device allows both med students and experienced healthcare professionals to better visualize and understand how the body works. Besides that, during surgery, the HoloLens assists the surgeon as it visualizes all patient relevant information – from 3D scans over X-rays to live monitoring data – or brings in a remote expert.

Education

By using holographic 3D models, a highly detailed representation of a patient, his organs, muscles, or other body parts can be brought into view. Students now get to experience what a brain actually looks like after a seizure, what happens to the brain when we process information, or how a certain heart disease influences a beating heart, … . Unlike a real cadaver, there’s nothing the HoloLens can’t visualize, allowing medical students or surgeons to be more informed, more prepared and more confident. Learn more.

Surgery

The HoloLens allows surgeons to perform surgery more efficiently as it brings all relevant patient information into view when needed. The surgeons’ hands remain free and sanitized during the entire procedure as gestures, voice or even gaze are used to interact with the HoloLens. Interested in learning more on how this works? Check out our article “Hands free, bacteria free. 

For complex procedures, surgeons often have to go from one screen to the other, really fast. With the HoloLens, this way of working changes completely. Surgeons can now easily bring in virtual screens, and place them wherever they want around them. This allows them to visualize holographic 2D images, 3D scans, or even live monitoring data and 3D animations of a procedure while remaining focused on the procedure.  

With HoloLens and Microsoft Dynamics 365 Remote Assist, medical experts can assist surgeons remotely as if they were looking through the eyes of the surgeon. This significantly reduces travel time, medical material waste and infection risks (for example due to Covid-19). The remote expert can follow along on his pc, laptop, tablet or phone and bring in scans, patient information or other supporting data related to the procedure. Both the remote expert and the operating doctor can make annotations to highlight what they’re talking about, which makes it easier and more efficient to collaborate.  

HoloLens healthcare 3D Visualization

Pretty amazing, isn’t it? But that’s not all. Check out our dedicated Healthcare page for more detailed articles. Or save a spot for our webinar!