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Microsoft reveals latest uses of HoloLens at Build 2015Microsoft demonstrates how HoloLens could one day be used in industries like architecture, medicine and education.
Now Mark is part of a team from Case Western in the Cleveland Clinic. We invited them to use Windows Holographic to advance medical education beyond what is possible with today's state of the art's. Take it away. Thanks Alex. Today we use a combination of cadavers and medical illustrations to teach students anatomy. This is a curriculum that hasn't drastically changed in over 100 years because there simply hasn't been another way. The mixed reality of the hollow lens has the potential to revolutionize education by brining 3D content into the real world. Now one of the biggest challenges for students learning anatomy is understanding the body in three dimensions. And how all the different systems fit together. Using holograms we can easily separate, and focus in on individual systems. For example, we can focus in on the femur, and students can immediately see some of the types of fractures they may one day encounter in the clinic. Now I can leverage all of these new capabilities while maintaining the important connection with my students. When we're both wearing a hollow lens, I can see what they are looking at, what they are interacting with, I can assess their progress and they can communicate with me and each other naturally. For example, I can see if Michelle has a question in class Or whether Gwen has a question while learning remotely. Now obviously the cadaver doesn't move. This makes it difficult to see the way a living body actually works. Holowent doesn't have this limitation. Systems can be animated to easily see how things function. Let's take a look at the center of the cardiovascular system, the heart. It's an amazing organ. In reality it's about the size of your fist. With HoloLens, we can easily scale up the heart to let students see minute details. We can even see inside the heart, to see the valves in action. This is a new way of seeing things, and it has the potential to help students understand the Structure and physiology of the body in a way that's just not possible today. Now what you've just seen is a vision of how hollow lens could enhance one single subject. But as an educator, it's easy for me to see that it's not just anatomy that could benefit from this technology. This could change how everyone learns. Imagine, for a moment, some of the other fields that could be changed. For example, chemistry and genetics. Art, engineering, and paleontology. And the best part is. We get to help define that future together. I can't wait to see what you future holographic developers are gonna do with this amazing technology.