The signature HaloAnatomy mixed-reality software for the Microsoft HoloLense kept 185 first-year medical students from coming to campus.
CLEVELAND — As the world pivoted to life at home amid the ongoing COVID-19 global pandemic, Case Western Reserve University’s School of Medicine found an innovative way to engage their students.
For the first time ever, an all-remote anatomy course was unveiled using the University’s signature HoloAnatomy mixed-reality software for the Microsoft HoloLense. This enabled 185 first-year medical students to take the course entirely from home.
Data reflected in a survey of the students from the course show that an overwhelming majority of those students across the U.S. and Canada preferred the remote course and believe they can effectively learn anatomy via the mixed-reality application.
“This really does have global implications for how education is delivered,” said Interactive Commons’ Faculty Director and professor of radiology at Case Western Reserve University School of