Peter Campbell is a 20+ year veteran of the educational technology space. From his early work as the Director of Academic Technology at Montclair State University, to his recent role as Director of Strategy, Immersive Learning Solutions for Pearson, “the world’s leading learning company,” Campbell has dedicated his career to computer-assisted learning modalities.

Today, he serves as the founder and CEO of xpereal, an immersive experience consultancy focused on the needs of the education and training industry. In this episode of the New School VR podcast, Peter talks at length about HoloPatient, a holographic app his team at Pearson, in partnership with San Diego State University, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, and Microsoft, created for nursing education.

Based on Microsoft’s HoloLens technology, the system helps aspiring medical professionals diagnose and treat illnesses with holographic, live-action, virtual patients acting out various symptoms and conditions. Peter has also provided some excellent additional videos and reading materials for those interested in further exploring the use of virtual training and simulation technologies in the medical profession and beyond.

Holographic video capture:

  • Here’s a video of HoloPatient, a holographic app my team created for nursing education. This was a partnership with San Diego State University, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, and Microsoft.
  • This short video gives you a good overview of the process used to capture and create such holograms.
  • And here’s an amusing video on Star Trek’s George Takei (Mr. Sulu from the original show) being captured and converted into a hologram.

HoloLens in medical education:

  • This video shows what Case Western Reserve University is doing with HoloLens.
  • Here’s a slightly longer version of what Case Western is doing.
  • Here’s the press release for the project I started for nursing education.
  • Here’s a talk I gave at the AR In Action conference in January 2017, sharing the business case and telling the story behind the nursing holograms app, HoloPatient.
  • I’m working with MediVis, a company based out of NYC that provides holographic content to teach anatomy and physiology. I’m also partnering with Microsoft to provide the holographic video capture service mentioned above.
HoloLens in different disciplines:

Where to find Peter Campbell Online:

Official Website:

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