HoloLens virtual reality glasses enable users to interact with high definition 3D holograms in a real world environment

Country: United Stateshololens
Year: 2016

Concept

  • HoloLens is an augmented reality viewer developed by Microsoft to display computer-generated content (images, animations and holograms) on top of the real world environment.
  • The device is equipped with high definition lenses, 3D audio, a microphone for voice commands, and movement sensors that track head and eyeball movements. HoloLens is totally wireless and can connect to any Wi-Fi or Bluetooth-enabled device. Its battery works from two and a half hours up to five hours.
  • HoloLens shipping to developers and enterprise partners will start in July 2016, before releasing to a wider market (no release date available as of April 2016).
  • Microsoft is developing an option that will enable users to link several HoloLens headsets together to see the same thing in the same way at the same time, from different places all around the world. HoloLens Companion app will broadcast what a HoloLens user is seeing to his peers.

Consumer Benefits

  • Autonomous device: HoloLens is wireless and does not require any additional hardware to function.
  • Remote collaboration: people from anywhere can work together as if they were next to each other, namely convenient for engineers to view three-dimensional model displays.

How to use

  • Users pre-order HoloLens online.
  • Once shipped and configured, users use voice command to choose tools and click on what they see to interact with 3D holograms.
  • Other technical and practical details of the display haven’t been released yet (as of April 2016).

Illustration

  • Video “Transform your world with holograms” by Microsoft HoloLens

  • Click to what “90 minutes with the HoloLens” by CNET News Video

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