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Year 13 Biology: Microsoft mixed reality headset demonstration (January 2017)

Year 13 biology students were visited by Steve Beswick, Business Development Director for Microsoft Education.

Steve gave students the opportunity to try the Microsoft HoloLens mixed reality headset. He had an application on the headset called HoloAnatomy, which had been developed by a university in America, showing the human anatomy (take a look at the HoloAnatomy trailer).

Students and teachers tried on the headset and were able to look at a human body in a 3D hologram. They were able to examine internal organs in 3D and got a full view of the body in 360 degrees by walking around the room.

Science Teacher Jennie Thomson commented: “This was a highly valuable session for our students and a very unique opportunity. It enabled them to look at real life applications of technology in the field of biology and get an exciting insight into the future of how doctors may be trained.”

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