HoloLens

P.J. Keenan, Development Engineer, Philips Research models the HoloLens2 technology. 

By Laura Lovett 02:00 pm November 11, 2019
While Philips made a name for itself in the 20th century making TVs, VCRs and other electronics, its more recent history is exclusively focused on the healthcare industry. But even the fabric of Philips’ healthcare research is quickly shifting, incorporating new technologies—both in hardware and software.  “In the past we were always thought of as a hardware company. So, our head of strategy said...
By Dave Muoio 04:18 pm May 22, 2019
ECG, eh? The Apple Watch Series 4’s ECG and irregular heart rhythm notification functions have received approval from Canada’s health product regulator, according to listings on Health Canada’s website that were recently spotted by iPhone in Canada. With these in hand, its likely that devices owners living in the Great White North will soon have access to features that have so far been activated...
By Dave Muoio 03:19 pm February 25, 2019
In a stage event kicking off Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Microsoft pulled back the curtain on revamped versions of its enterprise-focused mixed reality headset and computer vision technology. Much like its predecessor, the HoloLens 2 headset is a self-contained device that projects messages, icons and other images on a clear glasses-like display. However, the second version of the headset...

Photo credit: Novarad

By Laura Lovett 03:17 pm October 29, 2018
The possibilities of Microsoft’s HoloLens system have become a hot topic in the medical world in recent years. But last week Novarad’s OpenSight Augmented Reality System received FDA clearance for pre-operative surgical planning using the tech company's augmented reality headset. The newly FDA-cleared system uses the lens to project 2D, 3D and 4D interactive images onto a patient’s body during...
By Dave Muoio 03:51 pm August 13, 2018
Alder Hey Children’s Hospital and NHS Foundation Trust will be rolling out HoloLens mixed reality headsets to support its operational theater, according to a recent release from Microsoft. Alongside the technology company and Black Marble, a software design and consultancy firm, the hospital will be developing an app for the technology to help surgeons better access information about their...
By Laura Lovett 04:48 pm January 31, 2018
In a recent case study published in European Radiology Experimental, surgeons at St. Mary’s Hospital in London used Microsoft HoloLens to overlay images of CT scans onto patients' legs during reconstructive lower limb surgery.  "We are one of the first groups in the world to use the HoloLens successfully in the operating theatre," Dr. Philip Pratt, a research fellow in the department of surgery...
By Laura Lovett 04:10 pm January 25, 2018
A new augment reality technology will let doctors go a step beyond a normal exam and take a look under their patients’ skin. Researchers at the University of Alberta have developed a device called ProjectDR, which lets doctors display CT scans and MRI data directly onto a patient’s body. The images will also move when the patient moves.  “It can be quite difficult to know the internal structure...
By Heather Mack 05:13 pm February 28, 2017
As innovative as some of the newer devices that capture health metrics may be, applying the word “fun” to their use may be a stretch. But Cigna, in partnership with Microsoft, wants to change that with the introduction of a new digital health tool called the BioBall: a handheld, electronic orb that works with a virtual reality headset to guide users through an interactive game while measuring a...