Reality has been combined with Microsoft HoloLens surgical training apps by Dundee students.

There is no doubt that a team of students at a particular Scottish university are going to enroll a medical technology firm which is well-known in the world after they have built a latest learning tools in augmented reality.

The seven students who study at University of Dundee have an opportunity to take part in interships with Medtronic following project that lasts in the period of three months. In the project, those students were seen to build applications in order to train on surgical anatomy, as well as related procedural methods which get suitable with ENT (ear, nose, throat) conditions via Microsoft HoloLens. It is the fact that the HoloLens becomes the initial self-contained, holographic computer. Moreover, the computer aids users to interact with holograms in combined reality.

Professor Tracey Wilkinson, joint program lead with Nicolas Denervaud from Medtronic, shared that the goal of the plan was to build and develop innovative augmented reality applications. As a result, these applications are used for medical education and training, deploying HoloLens gadget as a training tool.

She also added that there are several advantages from it.  For example, it supports healthcare professionals to carry out training in an effective way so as to boost their practice, as well as finally gain more optimistic patient consequences.

She noted: “We have a large number of active, fertile, creative minds in our university who are very comfortable with modern technology”, Wilkinson said. “Allowing our students to develop their ideas with support from Medtronic has led to immersive and fascinating learning.”

Denervaud focused that what the students had gained in a short period of time made the Medtronic team extremely fascinated.

Denervaud said: “The company is now sponsoring seven summer internships, giving several of the students an opportunity to develop their ideas further”, Denervaud said. “This is an important project for us, in our effort to develop new teaching modalities, with the aim to help Health professionals deliver improved patient outcomes.”

Denervaud also added: “Our interns will be tasked with bringing an educational app in anatomy and ENT surgery to completion, so that it is ready for use by trainee health professionals.”

One of the models which emphasized on Temporal Bone surgery is going to be demonstrated at the European ENT congress in October.

One thing which is pivotal is that the project has been received the agreement from Medtronic to operate again next year. Furthermore, This period of time lasts six months, which allows more time for them to develop it.

It is equally vital to note that Medtronic plc is located in Dublin, Ireland. The firm is one of the leading medical technology services and solutions companies in the global scale.

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