HoloCare is the first Innovation Center for Mixed Reality in the world. It is a unique public-private partnership, which serves as a common resource to build and share knowledge and solutions for future healthcare solutions, using holographic computing.
HoloCare was established in March 2017 by The Intervention Centre at Oslo University Hospital and Sopra Steria. In 2019 HoloCare was established as a company and is currently owned by Sopra Steria and Inven2. HoloCare has partnered with the following research hospitals to bring forth solutions that bring both clinical and research value:
- Oslo University Hospital, The Intervention Centre at Rikshospitalet
- Oslo University Hospital, The Department of Children’s Mental Health at Ullevål
- Sunnaas Rehabilitation Hospital, The Research department
- Akershus University Hospital, The Department of Gastro Surgery
- Østfold Hospital, The Research and Innovation department
The vision of HoloCare is "Better health for all". To achieve this vision we provide clinicians with solutions that support them in reducing risk in operations and in treating patients remotely. Our planning tools aim to move the decision-making from the operating theatre to the planning meetings. The solutions supporting remote care help in teleporting the clinicians to where the patients are and help them to get the help they are entitled to. New opportunities that include mixed reality and holographic computing are regularly added to HoloCare. To learn more about our different projects, see Projects.
THREE CENTRAL PRINCIPLES OF HOLOCARE
All projects in HoloCare follow the Three Principles of HoloCare. The principles have been set in place to ensure that clinical needs and improved patient care remain at the heart of all that we do.
We base all development on actual clinical needs
In accordance with the strategy of HoloCare, the solutions should contribute toward improvement of treatment by giving clinicians tools for better decision-making before and during treatment. Therefore the needs of clinicians must be the starting point of any project.
We include clinical champions in each project
The developers and designers in HoloCare depend on the domain knowledge of clinicians to create solutions that will provide clinical value and better results for patients. We therefore include clinicial champions in all projects to gain insight and invaluable user feedback during development.
We cooperate with international renowned hospitals and academia
HoloCare cooperates closely with healthcare and research institutions both in developing new solutions and in examining their clinical value through research. We provide institutions with possibilities to conduct independent, empirical research on our solutions and allow the results to guide further development.
HOW WE WORK
Our way of work is both agile and user-driven. This means that we work experimentally and that we work closely with the end-users of our solutions. All development projects rely on a strong culture of sharing and a culture based on a wish to understand both the user needs and use contexts of the solutions.
- Frequent meeting points with clinical champions
- Observing and understanding the clinical user context
- Sharing knowledge across disciplines
- Frequent testing to evaluate the value of solutions
- Common components used across projects
ACADEMIC COLLABORATION NETWORK
Are you interested in joining or starting your own project within mixed reality for health?
The Academic Collaboration Network gives the institutions possibility to communicate, share data and collaborate on research on holographic computing in health in an international network. Are you are a researcher or clinician and interested in participating, please contact us.Read more about the network