Microsoft Announce Hololens version 2 on February 24, 2019
Now, before we talk about its features, and specifications let us know what the HoloLens is?
It is the world first head mounted holographic computer launched by Microsoft in 2016.
Using the device enable us to see and interact with 2D and 3D digital objects which seems to appear in the real world. This is known as mixed reality or augmented reality.
Video below shows the overview of Hololens 2.
What’s New In Hololens 2?
Twice field of view
With Hololens 2, Microsoft has increased FOV twice, which makes it much more immersive than before, also the thing which makes the best among all available VR/AR range is its display which shows 47 pixels per degree of sight. This is the best resolution to date when compared to 32 Pixels Per Degree of HTC Vive/ Oculus Rift (previously 11 only).
According to Microsoft, this is important because this is what allows to read 1 point font on a well holographic website.
The Human eye is capable of detecting 60 pixels/degree at the fovea, therefore Microsoft is closest of all to achieve retina display. The current resolution is 2K each.
More Natural Interaction
HoloLens 2 also has a time-of-flight sensor built into it, that can detect and have full hands tracking and adjust accordingly. This means less more actual manipulation with your hands you’ll actually be able to extend objects increase size decrease size all with a kind of very intuitive sense
Iris Scan Enables auto-login and sharing with number of users
There are tiny cameras embedded within the nose bridge of HoloLens, which are tracking both the distance of eye pupils and generally see what eyes are doing.
As soon as one put the device on his/her head, with the camera’s scans retina of the eyes and log in automatically. That means the device can kind of share between several people, they put it on and it would recognize eyes and the person will be right into the system with their own user profile.
Evenly weight distribution
Microsoft has reengineered the headset bringing the weight from the front of the device to the back. this means it doesn’t really rest on your nose so much but more on your head, The refined design also includes just one single band that wraps around the back of your head instead of having several straps missing up your hair
Lighter and More Durable
The HoloLens now has a carbon-fiber build which takes off some of that weight and makes it more sturdy and the whole thing seems to run a little less hot probably because it’s not positioned against your forehead
New Brow Guard makes easier to clean
They also have introduced a new brow guard for hygiene reasons in case of being used in factory shop floor or in hospitals it’s just easier to clean make makes more sense as being used by a lot of users in many scenarios.
Visor now flips
Now, the visor flips up which makes a lot of sense if you’re interacting with other human beings without removing it out of the head.
See-through holographic lenses (waveguides)
2k 3:2 aspect ratio light engines
>2.5k radiants (light points per radian)
Display optimization for 3D eye position
4 visible light cameras
2 IR cameras
1-MP Time-of-Flight depth sensor
Accelerometer, gyroscope, magnetometer
8-MP stills, 1080p30 video
AUDIO AND SPEECH
Built-in spatial sound
Two-handed fully articulated model, direct manipulation
Command and control on-device; natural language with internet connectivity
World-scale positional tracking
Real-time environment mesh
Mixed Reality Capture
Mixed hologram and physical environment photos and videos
COMPUTE AND CONNECTIVITY
Qualcomm Snapdragon 850 Compute Platform
Second-generation custom-built holographic processing unit
4-GB LPDDR4x system DRAM
64-GB UFS 2.1
Fits over glasses
Windows Holographic Operating System
Dynamics 365 Remote Assist
Dynamics 365 Layout
Dynamics 365 Guides
OneDrive for Business
Who is this for?
Microsoft doesn’t want general consumers to buy this, they have aimed this very much at businesses.
Also, several companies have partnered with Microsoft to utilize this cutting edge technology to develop and grow, some of the applications include Training new workers, Education, Research and Development, Marketing, Service Sectors, and many others.
Below is one of use case scenario of Microsoft Hololens
Natuzzi crafts amazing customer experiences with HoloLens 2 and mixed reality.
Microsoft is selling at 3500 USD which is 1500 USD cheaper then it’s predecessor.
Tell us what do you think about it? For what purpose you want to buy this? Also, you can ask us if you have any doubt and we will try to help you that you should go for it or not.