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DaSilva research featured in Detroit Hour publication

Alex DaSilva

Ann Arbor, Mich., June 21, 2017 -– The work of Dr. Alex DaSilva, assistant professor in the Department of Biologic and Materials Sciences, is highlighted in a cover story published in the just-released Hour Detroit Health Guide 2017.

The magazine article focuses on high-tech computer tools used in health care, including DaSilva’s use of holograms to see color-coded areas of the brain that indicate if pain centers are activated.  DaSilva and other researchers who use 3-D technology are featured in the article, “Virtual Reality Check: Local Health Professionals Are Using Gaming Technology and Other Apps to Analyze Pain, Educate Students and More.”

The article includes several photos showing how DaSilva uses Microsoft HoloLens technology in U-M’s 3-D Lab.

Here’s a link to the magazine coverage.


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