In recent years, HoloLens has become a popular tool for medical intervention and training. But lately, the Magic Leap One has also gained momentum in medical applications.
The latest medical app for the Magic Leap One, the CHARI Simulator (short for CHARIOT AR Medical), uses Spatial Computing capabilities to replace or complement traditional practice models and task trainers with virtual models, and the Allow multiple medical professionals or students to simultaneously participate in a simulation via the multi-user mode of the headset.
"We want it to be cheaper and better Alternative to simulation: At the moment, simulation rooms cost hundreds of thousands of dollars, so it's cheaper for a medical school to buy some AR headsets instead," said Coby Palivathukal, one of the Developer of the app, in an interview with Next reality.
The app offers two roles for users: simulati on (sim) manager or participant. The simulation managers have access to a virtual tablet to configure the simulation.
Users can add a virtual patient, bed and vital monitor to the scene, control the patient's vital signs, and add the patient as a boy, girl, man, woman, or soldier, and even add animation to symptoms such as coughing or generalized pain In the simulation room, participants can participate in the experience and interact with the virtual content as the simulation manager guides them through the scenario.
Trevor Rose, a 16-year-old Florida woman, works with Palivathukal on the app's multi-user AR experience. According to Palivathukal, Normcore, a Unity plugin for developing multi-user apps, has simplified implementation.
The app is currently under development, and the team is working to improve more details over the next two weeks. There is a definitive, packaged version that users can begin with. Plans for publishing the app are not yet fixed, but Palivathukal expects to release the app in Magic Leap World in the near future] "We are excited about the potential we want as this application continues to grow", said Palivathukal. "Ultimately, we believe that characters with high-fidelity assets can emulate the human side of simulations."
The app is being developed as part of an initiative from the CHARIOT project "Reducing Child Anxiety Through Innovation and Technology" at Stanford Children's Hospital, a program that uses virtual reality and augmented reality technologies to alleviate the stress that medical interventions can cause in young patients. For example, an AR experience on HoloLens uses animated characters to entertain and educate patients in the hospital while inserting an IV. 19659006] CHARIOT's two directors, Thomas Caruso and Samuel Rodriguez, want to further test the efficacy of the app at Stanford University's medical school and do some experimentation to see if it really works as a training tool. These results are expected to be released next year, according to Palivathukal.
Why use Magic Leap One instead of HoloLens, which performs well in medical environments? Well, according to Palivathukal, Magic Leap donated headsets and money to see what the group could do. After all, he also wants to see the app on HoloLens and does not want it to be available on a single platform.