Microsoft Holo Lens (AR

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the technology functions by enhancing one’s current perception of reality. in which a view of reality is modified (possibly even diminished rather than augmented) by a computer. The premier device for Windows Holographic. Information about the environment and its objects is overlaid on the real world. virtual reality replaces the real world with a simulated one. It uses advanced sensors. adding computer vision and object recognition) the information about the surrounding real world of the user becomes interactive and digitally manipulable. with a natural user interface that the user interacts with through gaze. holographic computer. Microsoft HoloLens is the first fully untethered. self-contained Windows 10 computer. real-world environment whose elements are augmented (or supplemented) by computergenerated sensory input such as sound. a highdefinition stereoscopic 3D optical head-mounted display. and hand gestures.g. Windows Holographic is a "mixed reality" computing platform. graphics or GPS data.g. voice. Microsoft HoloLens is a smart-glass headset that is a cordless. enabling applications in which the live presentation of physical real-world elements is incorporated with that of virtual elements (referred to as "holograms" by Microsoft such that they are perceived to exist together in a shared environment. seeing other real sensed or measured information such as electromagnetic radio waves overlaid in exact alignment with where they actually are in space. This information can be virtual or real. Augmentation is conventionally in real-time and in semantic context with environmental elements. By contrast. A variant of Windows for augmented reality computers (which augment a real-world physical Microsoft Holo Lens Page 2 | 9 . and spatial sound to allow for augmented reality applications. It is related to a more general concept called mediated reality. video. e. enabling high-definition holograms to integrate with your world. such as sports scores on TV during a match. As a result. hear and interact with holograms within an environment such as a living room or an office space. WHAT IS MICROSOFT HOLO LENS? Is it an Oculus Rift or HTC Vive rival? Does it have more in common with the discontinued Google Glass? HoloLens is essentially a holographic computer built into a headset that lets you see.AUGMENTED REALITY Augmented reality (AR) is a live direct or indirect view of a physical. With the help of advanced AR technology (e.

watch your gaze and transform what you see by blasting light at your eyes (it doesn't hurt). for a wide range of Windows 10-based devices.right now it's only a midair click by raising and lowering your finger interact with the 3D images. mixed reality features can be readily implemented in any Universal Windows App. Because the device tracks where you are. you'll still see the real world in front of you. The goggles also have a camera that looks at the room. Want to see the back of a virtual bike in the middle of your kitchen? Just walk to the other side of it. so the HoloLens knows where tables. The goggles will track your movements. but was conceived earlier as the original pitch made in late 2007 for what would become the Kinect technology platform. There's a whole bunch of other hardware that's designed to help the HoloLens' effects feel believable. which are part of the Universal Windows Platform. and supported as standard in Windows 10 (including versions for mobile devices and Xbox One).environment with virtual elements) Windows Holographic features an augmentedreality operating environment in which any Universal Windows App can run. chairs and other objects are. you can use hand gestures -. Microsoft has revealed its HoloLens virtual reality headset will only work for five and a half hours with light use or a rather paltry two and a half hours for intensive users. The device has a plethora of sensors to sense your movements in a room and it uses this information along with layers of colored glass to create images you can interact with or investigate from different angles. No one knows about that it has being developed. with Holographic APIs. KNOW MORE ABOUT MICROSOFT HOLO LENS HISTORY HoloLens had been in development for five years before its announcement in 2015. It then uses that information to project 3D images on top of and even inside them . You can walk around and talk to others without worrying about bumping into walls. Microsoft said that this project is a secret. In addition. The vision seen through HoloLens is comparable to having a 15-inch screen Microsoft Holo Lens Page 3 | 9 . HOW IT FEELS LIKE TO WEAR THE HOLO LENS? As a HoloLens virtual dynamite on your desk and you might blow a hole to see what's inside.

To create an intuitive interaction with holograms. allowing multiple users to see the same thing in exactly the same way at the same time. a photographic video camera.two feet in front of the face. WHAT'S POWERING THE HOLO LENS? Under the hood. Microsoft HoloLens' device link. along with a high-end CPU and GPU. Microsoft has packed the HoloLens with a series of sensors. Hologram Processing Unit Microsoft Holo Lens Page 4 | 9 . The inertial measurement unit includes an accelerometer.  Sensors o  Among the sensor types used in HoloLens is an energy-efficient depth camera with a 120°×120° angle of view. which enables the user to hook up two devices together to share an experience. and a magnetometer. gyroscope. the HoloLens also includes a Holographic Processing Unit (HPU) to smoothly process real-time data captured by the on-board sensors. and an inertial measurement unit (IMU). All we know is that Microsoft has created custom-built silicon and a holographic chip to power its augmented reality headset. This sharing can happen over the internet rather than in the same room. a microphone array. Microsoft revealed that it worked closely with NASA to help bring the headset to life. The reason Microsoft chose to have a virtual screen this size was to preserve battery life and drive down costs. although it has yet to talk specifics about the chipset architecture. making it useful for applications such as product development where two people may need to view an object at the same time. despite being on opposite sides of the world.

a custom coprocessor by Microsoft. enclosed in the visor piece is a pair of transparent combiner lenses. in which the projected images are displayed in the lower half.o  In addition to a high-end CPU and GPU. Microsoft Holo Lens Page 5 | 9 . The HoloLens must be calibrated to the interpupillary distance (IPD) of the individual user. The HPU processes and integrates data from the sensors—handling tasks such as spatial mapping. Optics o The visor front is tinted. gesture recognition. HoloLens features a holographic processing unit (HPU). and voice and speech recognition. According to HoloLens chief inventor Alex Kipman. the HPU processes "terabytes of information" from the HoloLens's sensors in real time.

the HoloLens generates binaural audio. Microsoft Holo Lens Page 6 | 9 . As opposed to headphones. the speakers do not obstruct external sound. which can simulate spatial effects. Using scientific models of human sound localization. where it vents up and out. such that the user can perceive a sound as coming from a specific location. Vents Vent o The device is more powerful than a laptop but won’t overheat-warm air flows to the sides. Speakers o  Along the bottom edges of the side arms by wearer's ears are a pair of small red stereo speakers. allowing the user to hear virtual sounds together with the real-world environment.

or virtual-reality headsets like the Oculus Rift. Interact with them to learn something new. Develop holographic apps. with the Microsoft HoloLens Development Edition to be released in the first quarter of 2016. So there's the potential there for those who have created apps for other augmented-reality devices like Google Glass.  Your world as a canvas. and bring ideas to life before your eyes. show and tell from multiple perspectives. The Windows 10 launch began July 29. to make holographic experiences for Microsoft's headset. It is set to be introduced through the smart glasses headset Microsoft HoloLens. Outlook and the new Photos app. 2015 with release of the PC version. like the suite of Office apps. as part of the general rollout of Windows 10. Shape holograms to finetune a design. Windows 10 will include the APIs to enable developers to create holograms. Additionally. will work with the HoloLens.DEVELOPMENT Microsoft announced Windows Holographic at its "Windows 10: The Next Chapter" press event on January 21. 2015. FEATURES AND APPLICATIONS Microsoft Holo lens lets you Go beyond the screen. mixing holograms with the environment around you. Pin holograms in physical locations Microsoft Holo Lens Page 7 | 9 . When you share ideas. All holographic apps are Universal Windows apps. work more effectively. and all Universal Windows apps can be made to run on Microsoft HoloLens. Microsoft HoloLens enables you to make decisions more confidently. o Microsoft HoloLens intelligently maps your room. The good news is that Windows 10 universal apps.

Get real-time help from someone who sees what you see. gaze. Create and shape holograms with gestures. create. a toy for your kids. Interact with holograms and everyday objects together. and explore. Explore a new dimension grounded in. Pin holograms to physical objects so you can size and scale them in real time. Microsoft HoloLens understands your gestures. HoloStudio will even let you turn your holograms into physical objects with 3D print compatibility. Use holograms to visualize how something will look in the physical world whether it’s a new piece of furniture in your home. o Create your own holograms and share them with others. New ways to visualize your work. o There isn’t a screen to touch or a mouse to Microsoft Holo Lens Page 8 | 9 . A new way to see your world. enabling you to interact in the most natural way possible. A more natural way to interact. and learn new things in relation to the real world. collaborate remotely. Communicate with apps using your voice. friends and colleagues can help you with difficult tasks. They can see your environment as you see it and from their tablet or PC they can draw instructions that appear as holograms in your [2] http://www.       as easily as you would place a physical object in a room. the physical world. Make smarter decisions when you see your work from every angle. New ways to collaborate and explore. With HoloNotes in Skype. See holograms from your colleague’s perspective if he’s in the next room or on the other side of the world. New ways to teach and learn. collaborate. create. REFERENCES [1] https://www. o It’s easier to show than to tell. Your ideas are one step closer to becoming real when you can use holograms to show your designs.cnet. o Go beyond what a 2D render can do by working in three dimensions. o Transform the ways you communicate. and voice. New ways to create what you imagine. or a new creation for work. but not limited to. and explore like never before. o Transparent lenses and no wires let you interact freely with holograms without losing sight of your world. Navigate with a glance. in relation to the world around you. o Go somewhere you’ve never been and examine it from every angle. [5] http://www.techradar.[3] Microsoft Holo Lens Page 9 | 9 .com/news/wearables/everything-you-need-to-know-aboutmicrosoft-hololens-1306850 [4] https://en.trustedreviews.