Microsoft Unveils Details Of Its Innovative Hololens

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SAN FRANCISCO: Less than 100 days after it informed to the world about its innovative HoloLens, Microsoft presented a live demonstration of what it called as the worlds first, and only, fully untethered holographic computer powered by Windows 10.

"That's just magical stuff," Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, told a house-full gathering of developers on the first day of the three-day annual Build 15 conference in San Francisco, after a scintillating live demonstration of the HoloLens, a headset that displays 3-D holograms in augmented reality.

However, the launch date of HoloLens has not been announced yet.

During the key note address, Microsoft officials shared how HoloLens is helping Trimble and its customers visualize building designs in the context of real world objects and landscapes, giving them the ability to walk around designs while clients view them remotely and see street side how a building is going to look.

They also showed how medical students at Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Clinic learn procedures without ever picking up a scalpel.

HoloLens opens up an altogether new vista of imagination and usefulness in the world of internet and computing - that has applications in every aspects of life to profession.

Alex Kipman from the device categories in Operating System Group at Microsoft, said Holograms are already being sculpted by some of the most creative people around.

"Now with this ability to design and shape holograms you have a new medium to express your creativity, to visualise your work and share ideas.

"Your digital creations become so much more relevant when they come to life in the real world.

"But, that's just the beginning of what holograms can enable," he said.

Windows Holographics also provides with a unique opportunity to change how one teaches and learn in more effective ways.
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Source: PTI
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