HoloAnatomy app wins top honors

HoloAntomy app
HoloAnatomy, the app developed by Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Clinic that uses Microsoft’s HoloLens augmented reality technology to teach anatomy to medical students won a number of honors this year.
The app bested serious competition to capture first prize in the immersive reality and augmented reality category of the 2016 Jackson Hole Science Media Awards. It won over Google’s Tilt Brush, a virtual reality program that allows users to “paint” in three dimensions, and Sir David Attenborough’s Great Barrier Reef Virtual Reality Dive, a 20-minute film that provides a 360-degree view of Australia’s natural wonder.
Learn more about the competition.
The mixed-reality app was also one of 50 winners of a 2017 Digital Edge Award, a competition so fierce that the organization managing it actually doubled the number of recipients. Previous recipients include CVS Health, Arizona State University and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
“This honor is another indication of the value of collaboration in innovation,” said Sue Workman, Case Western Reserve’s vice president for University Technology and chief information officer, whose office nominated HoloAnatomy for this contest.
Learn more about what put HoloAnatomy in the running. 
The technology was also named a finalist in the U.S. Department of Education’s EdSim Challenge and Medgadget named it one of the best medical technologies of 2016