BBC Two in the UK has ordered a six-parter that uses augmented reality and medical imaging technology to allow patients to see inside their own bodies.
Doctor, Can You See Me Now? (6 x 60-minutes, working title) is from Banijay-owned Remarkable Television and will provide patients with insights into their bodies that allow them to better understand their medical condition and the treatment choices available to them.
The show will explore patients with a range of common health issues, from heart disease to kidney stones, endometriosis and back pain, then allow viewers to see how the condition looks.
The series will be available via BBC Two and streaming service iPlayer, with Kate Garraway presenting alongside Dr Guddi Singh.
Catherine Catton, head of commissioning for popular factual & factual entertainment at the BBC, described the show as “the next generation of health format which will combine warmth, expertise and cutting-edge technology to provide unprecedented insight into common health conditions.”
Kitty Walshe, MD of factual at Remarkable, added: “We’ve learnt an enormous amount having reinvented other genres of television through the use of ground-breaking technology, and this series will continue our push into establishing the next generation of popular factual formats using cutting edge technology.
“Applying it to health will allow us to see conditions we are all familiar with unpacked in such incredible 3D visuals – it is utterly thrilling and takes the genre to the next level.”