Since the ridiculously huge success of Pokémon Go, AR (Augmented Reality) has become a hot topic among technologists and the digital health community. If an AR app like this one can get so many people out onto the streets moving and being active, what else is possible from the technology?
AR, which is still a relatively new technology, is predicted to impact a number of industries, from shopping to automotive to, of course, healthcare. While the possibilities are endless it’s likely to be some lag time before technology saturation impacts industry.
One digital health company innovating in this space is Ireland-based 3D4Medical which is soon-to-be releasing an immersive augmented reality app intended to bring medical training to the next level.
‘Project Esper’ is the codename for the app which uses AR to reveal the brain and peel back the organs layer by layer allowing users to get an in-depth understanding of how the human body is constructed and how the individual components work.