Mixed reality has the potential to help customers and businesses across the globe do things that until now, have never been possible! It brings people, places and objects from the physical and digital worlds together.

In this digital revolution we are living today, work has evolved from execution of routine tasks to creative problem solving, and Mixed Reality unlocks new possibilities for all industries to benefit significantly from solutions that blend our physical and digital reality.

This is how many industries are taking advantage of Mixed Reality to bring innovation and productivity at everything they do.

Discover new paths for healthcare. Imagine envisioning a surgery before it starts, or a hospital before it’s built! Learn and direct medical training in real-world environments. Plan and research the right healthcare solutions for your patients when you can visualize the human condition as it truly is—in 3D.

Improve manufacturing efficiency. Create flexible, safe holographic training scenarios in the real world. MR allows manufacturing companies to give clients 3D prototypes they can visualize and inspect, so they can see and identify problems before work starts. Teams can deliver results faster when they understand and iterate in mixed reality.

Designing better and faster, together. MR previews designs at scale and reconstruct 3D models quickly. It allows you to work more safely with eyes up and hands free. Clients, designers, remote teams, and on-site engineers can collaborate, visualize, and create in 3D, bringing complex designs to life. For example, a civil engineering company expanding a city highway may use MR to understand how traffic patterns may be impacted as a result of the construction site and therefore, help create solutions for the best times to have workers present at it.

Unlock insights for education. Now, students can approach curriculum from a new point of view. They can investigate, walk around, and dig inside their subjects. HoloLens blends physical objects and environments with 3D data, helping to increase students’ engagement and understanding of abstract concepts. For example, medical students may use HoloLens to learn how to operate on a hologram before they are exposed to the real thing.

Increase public sector productivity. Visualize complex data with holograms to collaborate in 3D project environments while optimizing flexibility, safety, and cost-efficiency. MR enables remote, cross-functional teams to connect and share, and with Windows 10, data is protected by the most secure Windows ever. For example, HoloLens enables police to capture evidence in real time at the scene of a crime. In the field, officers can place virtual markers, trace 3D objects, and gather digital evidence, decreasing the risk of disturbing the physical evidence at a scene.

Launch an evolution for retail. This technology can lower the barrier to purchase since customers can go beyond physical inventory, sampling different product features from virtual catalogs. Retail planners and merchandisers can visualize designs and floor plans before they build –  from store windows to garment fixture placements, to in-store displays and focal points.