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Hackathon project uses Microsoft HoloLens to help retrain brain in neurological disorders

A Hackathon project is using Microsoft HoloLens to try and help people with neurological disorders by retraining the brain to learn new firing connections. The augmented-reality project was inspired by a Microsoft employee diagnosed with a condition that causes her brain to misfire and trigger uncontrollable muscle spasms. The diagnosis became her inspiration to help others.

“The basic idea is: We’re going to rewire the brain using HoloLens to provide the brain a new learned connection,” says the employee. If you think of neurology as a street map, the brain has preferred firing paths. The project aims to retrain the brain to take alternative paths in an effort to give people greater functionality.

Source: Microsoft News Center


Frederik De Breuck is better known as Stonyarc (GamerTag). Next to writing and maintaining his personal blog he is the owner of and . He's also Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional) since 2010 and works as Presales Director for Fujitsu Belgium.

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