Star Trek-style hologram doctors on the horizon

'Holoportation' will reduce travel costs and waiting times for patients

Star Trek-style holograms of GPs could soon replace real home visits, according to an Australian home-care company.

hologram nurse

Like the holographic chief medical officer in the hit TV series Voyager technology currently in development will allow doctors to offer real-time ‘face-to-face’ consultations via virtual reality, says Perth-based company Silver Chain.

The project, called Enhanced Medical Mixed Reality, uses HoloLens, a virtual reality headset developed by Microsoft.