CAE Healthcare announced the release of CAE VimedixAR, an ultrasound training simulator integrated with the Microsoft HoloLens, the world’s first self-contained holographic computer.
CAE Healthcare will be the first company to bring commercial Microsoft HoloLens Application to the medical simulation market. For the first time, students will be able to examine 3D anatomy inside the body of the Vimedix manikin. The hologram of the heart, for example, can be isolated and enlarged, rotated, and turned as it floats at eye level.
“We are on the cusp of a new frontier in simulation for healthcare,” said Dr. Robert Amyot, president of CAE Healthcare. “Augmented and virtual reality can accelerate learning and provide shared training experiences in a more immersive and engaging clinical learning environment.
The CAE Healthcare team has already begun to develop training prototypes with the medical device industry that incorporate the Microsoft HoloLens and are expected to accelerate professional education for new technologies.
“At Microsoft our goal with HoloLens and mixed reality is to help customers visualize and interact with 3D content in ways that offer new possibilities for creation, collaboration and consumption of information,” said Lorraine Bardeen, General Manager, Microsoft HoloLens and Windows Experiences.
The VimedixAR module with Microsoft HoloLens will be available for pre sale and during the IMSH conference and online visit caehealthcare.com/hololens