Augmented Reality (AR) is becoming increasingly popular in the fields of both healthcare and design. Medical Technology firm Stryker have combined the two for designing hospital Operating Rooms.
It’s fairly essential for a doctor working on a life-saving operation to have the most efficient possible layout for their OR. The problem is that hospital Operating Rooms are often packed full of very expensive, heavy equipment. This makes the process of finding the best layout difficult and time-consuming.
Stryker appear to have found a solution. Utilising Microsoft’s HoloLens AR headset, designers and doctors can test out different designs and layouts and even pick which configuration of equipment they would prefer, before a single piece of equipment is moved.
VRFocus will continue to report on AR and VR use in design and healthcare.