Monday, May 13, 2019

Managing Augmented Reality with VMware

Image result for deal with it glassesSeriously, it took me more time to think of a title for this post than it actually took to enrol and manage the Hololens. And this is what I came up with. Anyway, I digress.

A couple of weeks ago I was lucky to get my hands on a Microsoft Hololens Developer Kit device from our campus in Palo Alto. In case you weren't aware, VMware has an amazing and incredibly talented team in our Research and Development area working on many emerging technologies with Augmented Reality being one of them. Using my contacts within the CTO Ambassador Program I had the opportunity to meet many of them in person and see what they're working on, and as a result I was able to present our capabilities locally here in Australia at a Technology in Healthcare roadshow.

At this event I presented on how Blockchain, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, Virtual and Augmented Reality and Digital Twins will shape the future of Healthcare. After the presentation the VMware stand was inundated with clinicians and nurses right through to training coordinators trying out the Hololens and discussing how we can enable these kinds of devices now into organisations.

It doesn't seem to be that well known or understood how VMware can do this, so I thought I'd do a write up and give a bit of an example of what we're able to do.