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HoloLens Headsets Connect Patients, Metropolitan Doctors

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HoloLens allows a nurse to pinpoint areas of concern to a specialist.

Credit: ABC Gippsland

Microsoft HoloLens mixed-reality holographic headsets are connecting remote patients in Australia with metropolitan physicians.

The Bairnsdale Regional Health Service tested the technology in the Victorian town of Dargo, linking patients to specialists in Melbourne via a holographic consulting room.

Nurses don the headsets and are directed by doctors to examine patients, who can evaluate them with greater thoroughness than they can in standard telehealth sessions.

Said Bairnsdale Regional Health Service's Robyn Hales, "If we can get patients that utilize [HoloLens] on a really regular basis, decrease people's travel, decrease ambulances needing to go out and collect patients, that provides really timely care, which is a significant cost saver."

From ABC News (Australia)
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