4 Apr 2016
Updated on July 28th, 2020
Virtual Reality To Replace Your Real World
With technologies ruling the world, it is mandatory for tech junkies like us to declare our favs. So here we are with our personal pick. Take a look!
One of the most magnificent pieces of technology I have ever seen in my life is Microsoft’s HoloLens, surely it is all set to change the world. It curbs the potential gaps and lets its users work smarter.
The Ultimate Mixed Reality Device!
Microsoft gave a deep insight into HoloLen’s information, education and demonstrations during its Build 2016 developers conference in San Francisco from March 30th to 1st April. They are basically a pair of mixed reality smart glasses.
What Is The Tech All About?
Holoportation is a new type of 3D capture technology that allows high-quality 3D models of people to be reconstructed, compressed and transmitted anywhere in the world in real-time. User needs to wear a virtual reality headset to see and interact with remote users in 3D as if they were in the same space, according to Microsoft. This technology allows users to see, hear, and interact with remote participants in 3D as if they are actually present physically.
The Holoportation project is a brainchild of Microsoft Research Interactive 3D Technologies (I3D) team, which works on projects that combine “research on 3D graphics, computer vision, machine learning, novel hardware, augmented reality and NUI (natural user interfaces),” according to that group’s page.
What Does It Do?
If you are curious to know about its functioning then here is something you need to know;
- Microsoft HoloLens enables you to interact with the provided content and the information in the most natural ways possible.
- It has got built-in sensors, which let you use your gaze to move the cursor with your head direction, wherever your head turns the cursor will follow.
How To Use It?
This head-mounted display unit is a connected adjustable cushioned headband, which is used to tilt the headband up and down.
Users can use simple gestures to open apps, select and size items, and finally drag and drop the desired holograms in your real world. Another way to handle this technique is voice command usage, which allows the user to navigate, select, open, command, and control your apps. You can speak directly to Cortana, to complete tasks.
The very first development edition is already out in the USA & Canada at the cost of $3,000. You can order yours after filling an application form to show you’ll help build the future of holographic computing with Microsoft with an inspired idea.
So let us see, share and do together with Microsoft’s Holoportation and go beyond your visualization.
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