Using holographic AR to rapidly design efficient operating rooms

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Augmented reality (AR) technology is already disrupting a range of industries, including interior design and gaming, and is now having an impact on the medical technology community. Using the Microsoft HoloLens AR goggles and open source API, Stryker, medical equipment innovation specialists have developed software that enables groups to rapidly collaborate on operating theatre design. When wearing the headsets, users are able to visualize a 3D virtual representation of the theatre, using gestures or devices to manipulate equipment orientation, zooming in or walking around the AR model to check the design ergonomics. Collaborators need not be present — the…

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