Mixed reality enhances neuroanatomy studies at UBC

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Today's Global News Hour at 6 Health Matters is brought to you by Pharmasave.UBC researchers are using Microsoft HoloLens and mixed reality technology to get inside your head and allow students to see the brain’s 3D structure in a way they never have before. Tanya Beja reports – Aug 28, 2017

Students at the University of British Columbia (UBC) are getting a unique opportunity to explore the brain thanks to virtual reality technology.

Microsoft’s new mixed reality technology, along with the HoloLens, is allowing students the chance to visualize the brain’s three-dimensional structure like they’ve never seen it before.

UBC worked directly with interns at Microsoft Garage in Vancouver to develop a new app for HoloLens, the first self-contained, holographic computer. Specifically known as the Holographic Brain Project, the app allows the overlay of two-dimensional MRI scans on correlating sections of the brain serving as an interactive teaching tool.

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