All the fuss and all the hype is about virtual-reality goggles like the Oculus Rift. But the world isn’t making enough fuss over augmented reality.
What’s the difference? VR goggles isolate you. They entomb your eyes and ears in a headset, blocking out the world.
But augmented-reality goggles like the Microsoft Hololens (and the secret but much-hyped Magic Leap project) feature transparent lenses. You’re looking at computer-generated objects in the room with you.
In researching an upcoming “CBS Sunday Morning” story, I visited the medical school of Case Western Reserve Medical School, where a pilot project is under way. The idea is to teach anatomy to medical students not in a cadaver lab, as most med schools do, but instead in an empty room—wearing Hololens.
According to Dr. Mark Griswold, who’s leading this program, the med school’s new building won’t have a cadaver lab at all. When it opens in 2019, med students will learn anatomy exclusively through augmented reality.
In thisRead More »from Pogue Reports: University replaces cadaver labs using augmented reality with Microsoft Hololens