Since announcing their ground-breaking mixed reality device, the team behind the Microsoft HoloLens has been hard at work exploring the possibilities of holographic computing. Through a partnership with Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, Microsoft has created a working demo that shows how HoloLens could be used to transform the way we teach anatomy and prepare future generations of doctors.

“By creating simulations with the HoloLens that lets students have an experience where they can fail – that would be the best way to learn because really we don’t allow people to fail too much in real life medicine,” said Dr. Neil Mehta of Cleveland Clinic’s Lerner College of Medicine.

On July 6, 2015, Microsoft announced the launch of the Microsoft HoloLens academic research grant program, which offers awards of up to $100,000 towards the development of holographic applications for education.