It’s been one year Microsoft entered the realm of augmented reality. HoloLens, Microsoft’s augmented reality (AR) viewer, feels like the future of computing. With a set of motion sensors and a Kinect style camera, the headset can recognize objects and find out the location of the wearer in the room. With voice and gesture controls, the headset provides an immersive experience for the users.
Microsoft HoloLens is the first self-contained, holographic computer, enabling you to engage with your digital content and interact with holograms in the world around you.
Rather than VR, it’s described as mixed reality device that blends 3D holographic content into your physical world, giving your holograms real-world context and scale, allowing you to interact with both digital content and the world around you.
Designed for comfort
The headband is designed like a performance car with great weight distribution for a comfortable fit. Weight is distributed around the crown of your head, saving your ears or nose from undue pressure.
The adjustment wheel in the headband ensures a comfortable fit for a wide range of adult head sizes.
Power and grace
Containing more computing power than the average laptop, Microsoft HoloLens is passively cooled without fans. With no wires, external cameras, or phone or PC connection required, you can move freely and self-contained.
Custom holographic processing unit
The HPU is custom silicon that processes a large amount of data per second from the sensors. Microsoft HoloLens understands gestures and where you look, and maps the world around you, all in real time.
Advanced sensors capture information about what you’re doing and the environment you’re in. Microsoft HoloLens can see, map, and understand the physical places, spaces, and things around you.
See-through holographic high-definition lenses use an advanced optical projection system, generating multi-dimensional full-color images with very low latency so you can see holograms in your world.
A precise audio without headphones that is immersive, yet wont block out the real world.