Elly Yates-Roberts |
Maharashtra University of Health Sciences (MUHS) in Nashik, India, has partnered with Microsoft to explore the use of emerging technologies such as mixed reality in patient care and medical education.
As part of this, the two organisations will co-develop solutions using Microsoft HoloLens 2 to improve healthcare delivery and build training content for doctors, nurses and other clinical staff.
“We are excited to work with an innovative institution like MUHS to expand access to healthcare services and medical education using mixed reality technologies, including HoloLens 2,” said Rubén Caballero, corporate vice president of mixed reality at Microsoft. “We are proud to come together to help address underserved communities and expand access to healthcare to every part of India.”
The year-long collaboration agreement includes the development of any solution by MUHS or any of its chosen partners. Microsoft will provide the tools and technologies to build applications including cloud infrastructure, blockchain, internet of things, artificial intelligence, and mixed reality.
“MUHS is on a pathway of a new vision and new vistas,” said Dr Madhuri Kanitkar, vice-chancellor of MUHS. “In this regard, we are happy to collaborate with Microsoft using mixed reality to reach the unreached. We stand by our commitments towards Digital Health as a way forward aligning with the nation’s Digital India policy.”