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The Use of Head-Worn Augmented Reality Displays in Health Communications

The health industry is always seeking innovative ways to use technology to create or improve the experiences of their professionals. Such improvements are seen in a variety of areas including the analysis of relevant health data and the establishment of new ways of communicating medical education and training. Advancements in head-worn augmented reality displays (HWDs), such as the Microsoft Hololens, present a unique opportunity to leverage technology in the ongoing challenge of creating meaningful and novel educational experiences. This paper will review contemporary HWD technologies, how these technologies are being used to enhance the work-training environment, and how these technologies might enhance the communication of health professionals.


Hong K, Sakamoto Y, Irani P. The Use of Head-Worn Augmented Reality Displays in Health Communications. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2019;257 163-169. PMID: 30741190.

Bibtext Entry

  title={The Use of Head-Worn Augmented Reality Displays in Health Communications.},
  author={Hong, K and Sakamoto, Y and Irani, P},
  journal={Studies in health technology and informatics},


Kenny Hong

Kenny Hong

Dr. Yumiko Sakamoto

Dr. Yumiko Sakamoto

Research Associate
Pourang Irani

Pourang Irani

Canada Research Chair