Microsoft’s HoloLens 2 makes an appearance in medical drama The Resident

Dave W. Shanahan

HoloLens 2 The Resident

The HoloLens 2 made a guest appearance on Fox in the medical drama, “The Resident.” As noted in a post by Next Reality, the episode “Out for Blood,” stars several HoloLens 2 devices helping doctors perform a “cerebral bypass” together as a team. Seeing the HoloLens 2 in action was impressive, but there is no clear evidence that the doctors were using an actual HoloLens 2 application.

“To the average viewer, the scene, which lasted over five minutes (an eternity in TV onscreen time) might seem like a bit of science fiction as doctors grabbed and tossed 3D brain scans and read real-time vital signs on translucent virtual panels.

If you’re a fan of the show, we can confirm that what you saw last night was not special effects-driven dreaming — that’s how some doctors are already beginning to use the HoloLens 1 (and soon, HoloLens 2) device.”

It’s hard to say if the episode featured a legitimate and real-time experience of using the HoloLens 2, but it’s not far off from what we have seen in actual Microsoft demonstrations of the HoloLens 2 in action. Check out the Microsoft HoloLens 2 partnership with Philips used by doctors in the video below.

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