NASA uses Hololens to send holographic doctors into space

Star Trek: Voyagers, move because now we have real holographic doctors in space! Wish they were less dramatic and had a better bedside approach. Oh, and they can’t actually touch anyone or do anything particularly cool yet. Other than that, it exists on the International Space Station, which is actually pretty cool when you think about it.

NASA explain (via space net) A team of medical personnel was “holographically teleported” from Earth to the International Space Station. This was achieved using a Microsoft Hololens Kinect camera and custom software. It sends and builds high-quality 3D models of people so they’re actually on the space station with the astronauts. I wonder if this is what Microsoft expected from its still oddly named Project Natal more than a decade ago.