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MUHS and Microsoft together to develop mixed reality healthcare services to reach remote areas

by Rishika Choudhury

Date & Time: Jul 22, 2022 3:00 PM

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The Maharashtra University of Health Sciences (MUHS) in Nashik has teamed up with Microsoft to promote digital innovation and collaboration in healthcare services and medical education. The two organisations will collaborate on engagements leveraging emerging healthcare technologies, such as tech-led remote healthcare solutions, mixed reality patient care, and medical education and training.

The year-long collaboration agreement includes the development of any solution under the innovation lab by MUHS or any of its chosen partner(s). Microsoft will provide the tools and technologies needed by MUHS to build project-related applications. Microsoft's cloud infrastructure, DevOps, collaboration suite, blockchain, IoT, analytics, AI, ML, AR, VR, and Mixed Reality are all included.

MoU signed between the two

The two have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) under which MUHS and Microsoft will investigate tech solutions using HoloLens 2 to improve healthcare delivery, mixed reality solutions for proctoring doctors, and mixed reality content creation for doctors, nurses, and staff.

MUHS VC, Lt Gen Dr Madhuri Kanitkar (Retd) said, “MUHS is on a pathway of a new vision and new vistas. 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."

Rubén Caballero, CVP, Mixed Reality, Microsoft said, “We are excited to work with an innovative institution like Maharashtra University of Health Science, Nashik, to expand access to healthcare services and medical education using mixed reality technologies, including HoloLens 2. We are proud to come together to help address underserved communities and expand access to healthcare to every part of India."

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