FedScoop: Silicon Valley VA hospital gets taste of ‘mixed reality’ through Project Convergence

“The Department of Veterans Affairs is building out an emerging technology program at a medical facility in Palo Alto, California, that has already put the VA on the map with its first “5G hospital.”

“Project Convergence is a public-private partnership that includes 5G wireless connectivity from Verizon, augmented reality visualization software from Medivis and Microsoft’s HoloLens 2 headset. The program will bring “science fiction to life” with augmented reality imagery that gives clinicians, students and patients a more in-depth understanding of a medical procedure or condition, Thomas Osborne, director of the National Center for Collaborative Healthcare Innovation at the VA, told FedScoop.”

“The hospital currently has three Hololens 2 headsets but will scale to 10 by the end of the month, the VA says. The program will also use…”

“The headset, which looks like a pair of sunglasses with a large wrap-around housing on top, generates more than just augmented visualizations. It also provides “mixed reality” …” Read the full article here.

Source: Silicon Valley VA hospital gets taste of ‘mixed reality’ through Project Convergence – By Jackson Barnett, March 9, 2020. FedScoop.

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