While augmented reality assisted surgeries aren’t common yet, there is no doubt that AR and wearable technology will have a heavy presence in the hospitals of the future. Companies like MedCognition are already working to make AR equipment a reality. Their technology will train the next generation of medical professionals and help make safer surgeries and improved patient care a reality. Everyone from relationship coaches to therapist are using augment reality technology.
Maybe you're confused. I certainly have been and I work in this industry. There are a bunch of different acronyms floating around to describe how computers can be used to create images to represent a simulated reality. "VR" or virtual reality is just what it sounds like: a reality that is completely virtual. "AR" or augmented reality is "computer assisted reality". So, what is "mixed reality"?