Holographic patients train doctors in world first in Cambridge

Medical students have been using holographic patients to learn new skills in a world first.

They are able to interact and treat realistic-looking, virtual people using augmented reality headsets with no fear of making a mistake.

It is hoped the technology - developed by the University of Cambridge, Addenbrooke's Hospital and American firm GigXR - will be sold all around the world.

Dr Jonathan Martin, from Addenbrooke's Hospital, said: "It feels very much more that you're connected to the scenario and we've spent a lot of time trying to get that exactly right."