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WANT TO HOLOPORT ACROSS THE GLOBE?

28-03-2016
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In a 'category creation' moment, Microsoft has created the HoloLens: a system that allows you to 'holoport' from conference room to conference room, and perhaps even further.


Dubbing the new technology a form of 'Mixed Reality', Microsoft is aiming to overlay the real world with a 3D holographic display, and record information, all in real-time.


The input can come from a multitude of sources, such as 3D cameras, or 3D design programs like AutoCAD or Maya. Microsoft's CEO is confident that this will revolutionise industrial design work:


"There's no going back [for industrial designers] once you've seen the output of what you're designing right next to you. You can imagine [for] architects, it's the same thing."


Technologies like Google Glass have promised an 'augmented reality' before, where information is overlaid on a display and projected over the user's view of the real world, but HoloLens promises real-time interaction with the displayed information.


The HoloLens headset can also be coupled with Microsoft's 3D recording system to beam a full 3D avatar of the user to another location, meaning real-time virtual meetings will be possible without the loss of important social cues, like body language and facial expression.


Microsoft's CEO has promised a developer kit by 2017, and hints at a dramatic range of uses: augmenting the office, 3D design, conference calls, and eventually home and gaming use.


 

Microsoft

Web: https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-hololens/en-us

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