Platforms Microsoft HoloLens Virtual Reality via Immersive HMDs
Dev Team Size 5
Development Unity Engine, Visual Studio, C#, TFS (Team Foundation Server) Duration 2 Years - Ongoing
DICOM Director Mixed Reality Viewer Provides medical professionals a new way to visualize medical data that can improve diagnosis and treatment. The Mixed Reality Viewer also assist patients in making informed decisions by providing another tool for education about diagnosis and treatment.
Responsibilities for this project
Working with Subject Matter Experts like Radiologists and Surgeons to understand their needs and wants.
Design / Develop for both Mixed Reality (HoloLens) and Virtual Reality
Designing and implementing visual interfaces
Coordinating and interfacing with Dev team across time zones
Dynamically download, read, and render 3D model data for visualization and manipulation
Provide segmentation options for dynamically rendered models
Create and implement a demo mode (offline capable)
Thoughts & Impressions
The code for both Mixed and Virtual Reality is heavily shared. The technical limits are vastly different though since the HoloLens is completely wireless and runs off a battery. Due to this, the most difficult aspect of developing this application has been optimizing it for multiple devices.
We initially thought the big benefit of the Mixed Reality Viewer would be the mobility (HoloLens) and ability to view medical data from anywhere like a hotel room, conference, subway, etc. After meeting with several Radiologists and Surgeons it quickly became clear that the 3D visualizations were the main draw.
Proof of Concept has been featured on the first page of the Windows App Store and the Mixed Reality Website