HoloLens - Microsoft's Next Holographic Device Built To Blend Your Reality With Your Digital World
Holographic technology is coming, and HoloLens will be the leader of it. HoloLens is a device created by Microsoft to produce holographic images that will be projected in your reality. You will wear this device in your head, and it will look more like eyeglasses rather than a helmet.
In it, there is special lens as well as other computing hardware that will help to produce the kind of holographic augmented reality that will make it possible for you to blend your digital world with your reality.
With this device, you will be able to create virtual objects and put in around you in their digital forms, which will in turn help you to do a lot of your computing works in a more fun and realistic way. You dont need a computer to use this device, but HoloLens will likely be able to be integrated with the upcoming Windows 10 operating system, which will be released by Microsoft in the immediate future.
1. The Hardware
If you are familiar with VR devices like Occulus Rift, the HoloLens will have a model that will look similar to it. The difference is that while the VR headset will isolate you from the reality around you while immersing you within the virtual world, the HoloLens will have a see-through lens that will allow you to create an effect of augmented reality in front of you. You will still be in your room, but you will be able to manipulate digital objects and project them to your room. You can place them at the top of your table, or you can put them in your walls.
The HoloLens comes with retina sensor to track your eye movements as well as head sensors on the frame to track your head movements. Along with the headset, there is also a Holographic Processing Unit (HPU) hardware on your neck. The device will be rechargeable, although we dont know how long the battery can stand.
The main feature of the HoloLens is that it can create digital reality in your surroundings. You can create a virtual display (or TV) and put it on your wall, and you can also create other digital objects that you can project in your surroundings. The device will also allow you to play some games in a more realistic way. Take a look at how Minecraft can become with this device. You will be able to build your Minecraft blocks in front of your eyes, in your living room.
In short, with HoloLens, computing will no longer be the same thing again. Regular computing will require you to stare at the screen of your PC, laptop, tablet, or smartphone, but with HoloLens, you will be able to bring all of the digital objects in your surroundings, projecting them around you. It means that youll be able to put your digital notes at the top of the table, and interacting with it as if it is a physical object.
There will be a lot of things that you can do with this device, and the possibilities are endless. Microsoft have released the developer kit for this device, which will help to attract the developers to create apps for their HoloLens device easily.
What do you think about the upcoming HoloLens device? Are you looking forward to use it in your daily life?
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