This Operating Room Design Software Uses Augmented Reality Holograms

By: Alyson Wyers - Mar 11, 2017
References: stryker & springwise
Thanks to holographic augmented reality technology, operating room design can be made more efficient. Medical equipment company Stryker is using open source API and Microsoft HoloLens to quickly redesign operating rooms via AR holograms.

The operating room design software from Stryker makes it easier for groups to collaborate on design. AR headsets give the medical technology specialists a virtual view of the operating theater they're working on, which can be manipulated with gestures and devices. You can also zoom in and walk around the model to ensure everything is ergonomic.

Augmented reality has already been used for medical and design purposes, but this example shows how the two can be merged to improve health care.