Case Western Reserve University’s HoloAnatomy® Software Suite will star this week in online events that Microsoft is hosting for colleges and universities– Tuesday, Jan. 26, in a webinar titled “A New Vision for Medical Education” and Wednesday, Jan. 27, in Microsoft’s HoloLens Industry Summit, which will include an education break-out session.
Global first in mixed-reality education during COVID-19 pandemic
The developers of Case Western Reserve University’s signature HoloAnatomy mixed-reality software for the Microsoft HoloLens knew they were likely achieving a global first this Spring when they quickly pivoted to the first-ever, all-remote anatomy course when the COVID-19 pandemic kept 185 first-year medical students from coming to campus.
Now, they have data reporting that an overwhelming majority of those students across the U.S. and Canada not only preferred the remote course, but believe they can effectively learn anatomy via the mixed-reality application.
HoloAnatomy goes remote, learning goes on during pandemic
For the first time, instead of working together on campus, all 185 first-year students from Case Western Reserve University’s School of Medicine are using Microsoft HoloLens and the university’s signature HoloAnatomy mixed-reality software, despite the physical separation created by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Building a holographic brain map
A team of researchers using the Microsoft HoloLens mixed reality platform has created what is believed to be the first interactive holographic mapping system, expected to have a wide range of scientific, clinical and educational applications and further a collaborative interaction between neuroanatomists and brain-imaging scientists.