Simply using a smartphone to download the Zappar app, a patient can scan a card which brings to life an augmented reality human who can offer support.
Microsoft HoloLens is being introduced to operating theatres in a bid to make more patient information available to surgeons during operations.
Anna Knack of RAND Europe looks at how virtual reality and augmented reality could transform the healthcare sector, from improving health outcomes and incentivising healthy behaviour to impacting the job market.
Surgeons in London are using Microsoft HoloLens to look inside patients before they operate on them, in an effort to make procedures safer and more time-efficient.
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Todd Richmond, member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and director of the mixed reality lab at the University of Southern California, tells Digital Health News why virtual reality offers exciting new prospects for the medical field.
Reporter, Laura Stevens, reviews the top ten technologies at London’s Digital Health Technology Show with virtual reality, augmented reality and wearables.