Silver Chain Medical – Introduction to EMMR (Holographic consultation)
Silver Chain Group is a not-for-profit organisation delivering community health and care services across Australia. Watch Silver Chain CEO, Dr Christopher McGowan, introduce the new Enhanced Medical Mixed Reality – ‘EMMR’ – which allows clients to experience real-time interaction with health care professionals in their home’s projected as holograms via a special headset developed by Microsoft called HoloLens. EMMR integrates ‘mixed reality’ technology with real-life and project holograms, enabling a new and seamless level of world’s best interactive health and aged care. EMMR will enhance the delivery of our services, further supporting our clients to remain at home, rather than be transferred to a hospital.
Microsoft HoloLens, known under development as Project Baraboo, is a pair of mixed reality smartglasses developed and manufactured by Microsoft. HoloLens gained popularity for being one of the first computers running the Windows Mixed Reality platform under the Windows 10operating system. The HoloLens can trace its lineage to Kinect, an add-on for Microsoft’s Xbox gaming console that was introduced in 2010.
The pre-production version of HoloLens, the Development Edition, shipped on March 30, 2016, and is targeted to developers in the United States and Canada for a list price of $3000. Samsung and Asus have extended an offer to Microsoft to help produce their own mixed-reality products, in collaboration with Microsoft, based around the concept and hardware on HoloLens. On October 12, 2016, Microsoft announced global expansion of HoloLens and publicized that HoloLens would be available for preorder in Australia, Ireland, France, Germany, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. There is also a Commercial Suite (similar to a pro edition of Windows), with enterprise features, such as bitlocker security. As of May 2017, The Suite sells for $5,000. Microsoft has decided to rent the Hololens without clients making the full investment. Microsoft partner with a company called Abcomrents to give the service of Hololens rental.