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Simulation Blog: How HoloLens Makes VimedixAR Ultrasound Training Come Alive

Interactive virtual 3D hologram - the future of ultrasound education?  #WCUME17

  • How has VimedixAR integrated the HoloLens module?
  • VimedixAR essentially frees the original augmented reality view of Vimedix from the monitor.
  • For the first time, healthcare learners can interact with anatomical structures as computer-generated holograms are overlayed onto their field of vision.
  • The augmented environment of VimedixAR offers trainers, instructors, and simulation program facilitators endless freedom to design scenarios of varying complexity so that their learners may use team communication skills and develop technical/procedural knowledge in new and robust ways.

By Roxanne Blanford

Mar 27, 2017

Augmented reality (AR) allows the user to actively interact with 3-dimensional holograms, while freely engaging with the actual world.  Alternately referred to as a digital, mixed reality environment, AR blends reality with a see-through overlay.

The primary difference between virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) is in how the former completely immerses the user in an environment that is ‘virtually’ cut off from the real world, whereas in the latter the user can interact with augmented reality and still remain cognizant of, and engaged in, true world surroundings.

VimedixAR essentially frees the original augmented reality view of Vimedix from the monitor. For the first time, healthcare learners can interact with anatomical structures as computer-generated holograms are overlayed onto their field of vision. The augmented environment of VimedixAR offers trainers, instructors, and simulation program facilitators endless freedom to design scenarios of varying complexity so that their learners may use team communication skills and develop technical/procedural knowledge in new and robust ways.

Simulation Blog: How HoloLens Makes VimedixAR Ultrasound Training Come Alive