Arthur C. Clarke, a noted science fiction author, said in his 3rd Law, “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” In many ways, HOCUS POCUS fits the bill. The acronym HOCUS POCUS stands for Holographic Onsite Care Under Supervision with Point Of Care Ultrasound. If you are intrigued to find out how augmented reality, Microsoft Teams, and point of care ultrasound can take telemedicine to another level, read on....
This component refers to the use of Augmented Reality (AR) in conjunction with collaborative software such as Microsoft Teams to enable telemedicine evaluation of patients including holographic telepresence. Typically, AR headsets, e.g. Microsoft HoloLens, would be utilized at the patient site and remote expert site.
This component refers to the use of point of care ultrasound (POCUS) remotely. TelePOCUS is something that can be implemented immediately with existing videoconferencing software, e.g. MS Teams, and a phone- or tablet-based POCUS system through the screen-sharing function.