This summer, our Cystic Fibrosis-CRISPR mixed reality project for the Microsoft HoloLens was featured in DU Magazin.

AR holographic images of a heart and a person with a caption in German.
Image caption translated from German: “The company INVIVO has developed an augmented reality application that can be used to view the human body or individual organs in three dimensions using data glasses. With the app’s help, the user has the CRISPR/Cas9 process explained, which can be used to change individual components in the genome of living beings.”

DU – Zeitschrift der Kultur (“You – magazine of culture”) is a German-language print magazine that has been running since 1942 in Switzerland, and features Carl Jung as a past contributor. The May-June issue this year focused on digital health and we’re thrilled the editors asked to include our MR project in the magazine.

Front cover of DU. A person reaching out to a wall of scattered light particles.
You can read a preview of the issue and order a print copy on the DU website.

This HoloLens experience educates users on CRISPR/Cas9 targeted genome editing and its promise for the treatment of cystic fibrosis. Setting the story within a body affected by cystic fibrosis allowed us to visualize the science over a wide-ranging scale. From the exterior of the human body down to the molecular level, each chapter on the journey educated the user through animated holograms paired with narration.

The HoloLens mixed reality platform is a powerful tool for medical education and training that provides accelerated learning through increased engagement and retention.

Learn more about how mixed reality can communicate complex biomedical science in our post, In Your Field-of-View: the HoloLens 2.



Want to see more? Watch a trailer or download our free Coronavirus Explorer for Microsoft HoloLens 2