HoloLens impresses at Build conference in three live demonstrations

By Shawn Knight
Apr 29, 2015
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    Microsoft provided an update to HoloLens, its holographic project first shown off in January. The platform has come a long way in just a few short months and looked nothing short of spectacular during its demonstration.

    With help from a few assistants, Joe Belfiore demonstrated three different scenarios. In the first, we saw a living room outfitted with a holographic weather app and apps like Skype and a video player mounted virtually on the wall. As the presenter moved, the resizable video app followed him.

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    In a second example, we got to see how HoloLens can be used in the medical field. The demo showed a student interactively learning about the human body (specifically, a fractured leg). Then, we’re taken inside the human heart in a demo showing how medical students can learn to perform operations without having to pick up a scalpel.

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    Finally, Microsoft brought a small robot out on stage. Using HoloLens, the wearer was able to overlay a virtual robot over the smaller physical one. The demo team showed how this could be useful for industrial robots when it comes to navigation within a warehouse. Pathfinding Mode was used to visualize the robot’s path and when Belfiore stepped in its way, the robot updated its route to go around him.

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    Microsoft said everyone in attendance at Build would have the opportunity to try out HoloLens but provided no timeline as to when it might be ready for a consumer release.

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  2. scorpian007

    scorpian007 TS Enthusiast Posts: 50   +16

    Incredible stuff, it's an exciting time to be a nerd.
    Uvindu likes this.
  3. Awesome stuff!!! It was Alex Kipman, not Belfiore, though.
  4. Shame that it's microsoft :/
    Everybody is so quick to forget all their previous shenanigans. Remember they tried to mandate an always on always watching kinect with their xbox;, and the patents revealing just why this was (specificaly: digital content restriction methods to spy on the people in the room and put restrictions on the media you 'consume').
  5. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,430   +2,822

    **** that one eyed Google Glass! This is where the future is at!
  6. Very cool. When can I haz it??

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