The foundation of the first global association for Holomedicine will illustrate the innovation in this field of digital health and help shape the debate around the digital transformation of healthcare.
The members of the association will be individuals drawn from the fields of medicine, science, technology and policy. It will consist of doctors and experts from science, technology and politics alike.
The Holomedicine Association exists to transform healthcare, and bring the benefits of ground-breaking new technology to all patients in need.
It will illustrate the breadth of innovative companies in this field and help shape the debate around the digital transformation of healthcare.
By working with medical experts and policymakers, the association will establish an appropriate framework for holomedicine applications and their integration into the field of digital health.
It will raise awareness of how this still young technology could be used, and it will demonstrate the life-changing impact of holomedicine-based applications to patients.
The association will set high standards in terms of medical quality, patient safety and data protection; and it will ensure medical staff will be equipped with the information and training they need to deliver the transformative potential of holomedicine applications.
What is HOLOmedicine?
The Holomedicine Association is not only the first of its kind, but it pioneers a new term – Holomedicine – to describe applications which blend augmented, mixed and virtual reality to allow for the practice and delivery of medicine through sensory camera technology. "Holo" is derived from hologram, whereby medical information such as MRI and CT scans, as well as ultrasound, microscope and endoscope screens, are displayed as holograms. This is viewed through mixed reality glasses while, at the same time, the real-world environment remains completely visible.
Holomedicine applications can create a 3-dimensional hologram image of a patient’s anatomy, allowing the surgeon or medical professional to carry out multiple practices including surgical planning and preparation, telesurgery, and training to student physicians.