Microsoft envisage a world where technology could become more personal—where it could adapt to the natural ways we communicate, learn, and create. Where our digital lives would seamlessly connect with real life.
The result is what they claim to be the world’s most advanced holographic computing platform. Enabled by the brand new Windows 10, for the first time ever, the Microsoft HoloLens brings high-definition holograms to life in your world whether that be at work or at play, where they integrate with your physical places, spaces, and items.
The vision is that Holograms will improve the way you do things every day, and enable you to do things you’ve never done before, or go to places you have never been.
It certainly puts a new and unique spin to the ever growing world of Virtual Reality.
The HoloLens is more minimal and lighter than the Oculus Rift, and like the Rift is wireless and is adjustable. The lenses are see-through, so users can see holographic projections in a real-world setting.
The headset features spatial sound, so even holographs behind users can be heard. Advanced sensors pick up information from the surrounding world. The HoloLens includes a CPU and GPU as well as a third processor, one Microsoft invented and is calling a holographic processing unit, so it doesn’t need a pc connection or phone to operate.
You use gestures to create, shape, and size holograms. Use your eyes to navigate and explore, and your voice to communicate with your apps.
A service called Holo Studios lets HoloLens users create 3D objects, moving and manipulating projected images in space. These creations can then be 3D printed, which is sure to be a major plus point.
To get a clearer look at the new and innovative HoloLens from Microsoft, please see the video below, or visit their website here.