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Microsoft's HoloLens 2 Makes Primetime Debut on Fox TV Show 'The Resident'

Microsoft's HoloLens 2 Makes Primetime Debut on Fox TV Show 'The Resident'

The HoloLens 2 hasn't even reached most of the market, but it's already a big-time TV star.
Microsoft's augmented reality device made its primetime debut on FOX TV last night on an episode of the hospital drama The Resident.
But instead of a lightweight, throwaway cameo of the device, it turns out that the HoloLens 2 figured as a major plot device during the episode's pivotal moment of drama.
Image via Fox TV
The episode, titled "Out For Blood," featured a patient undergoing a cerebral bypass, surrounded by a team of doctors and nurses, all wearing HoloLens 2 devices while working together.
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.

The medical device industry is projected to grow to over $500 billion in revenue in the next few years, so Microsoft's framing (fictional though it may be in this case) of the HoloLens 2 as an operating room staple is a powerful message to the medical industry as it explores innovative new ways to enhance its constantly evolving toolset.


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