NUHS Embarks on Holomedicine Research in Singapore, Using Mixed Reality Technology to ...

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The National University Health System (NUHS) has embarked on a research and development programme within the academic healthcare cluster to explore the use of MR technology in clinical care. With the help of a Mixed Reality headset, a three-dimensional hologram of a patient’s liver scan is projected into space, allowing doctors to control and view the holographic image from different angles.

With the potential of higher precision and quicker localisation, patient care and safety can be improved. Furthermore, with the MR headset weighing only around 500 grams, it may one day replace existing bulky operation theatre equipment and even reduce the exposure to radiation in procedures such as spine operations, where X-rays are currently used to guide the insertion of metallic implants.