All about Microsoft Hololens

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.

Specifications


DISPLAY

Optics
See-through holographic lenses (waveguides)
Resolution
2k 3:2 aspect ratio light engines
Holographic density
>2.5k radiants (light points per radian)
Eye-based rendering
Display optimization for 3D eye position

SENSORS

Head tracking
4 visible light cameras
Eye tracking
2 IR cameras
Depth
1-MP Time-of-Flight depth sensor
IMU
Accelerometer, gyroscope, magnetometer
Camera
8-MP stills, 1080p30 video

AUDIO AND SPEECH

Microphone array
5 channels
Speakers
Built-in spatial sound


HUMAN UNDERSTANDING

Hand tracking
Two-handed fully articulated model, direct manipulation
Eye tracking
Real-time tracking
Voice
Command and control on-device; natural language with internet connectivity

ENVIRONMENT UNDERSTANDING

6DoF tracking
World-scale positional tracking
Spatial Mapping
Real-time environment mesh
Mixed Reality Capture
Mixed hologram and physical environment photos and videos

COMPUTE AND CONNECTIVITY

SoC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 850 Compute Platform
HPU
Second-generation custom-built holographic processing unit
Memory
4-GB LPDDR4x system DRAM
Storage
64-GB UFS 2.1
WiFi
802.11ac 2×2
Bluetooth
5.0
USB
USB Type-C

FIT

Single size
Fits over glasses
Weight
566g

SOFTWARE

Windows Holographic Operating System
Microsoft Edge
Dynamics 365 Remote Assist
Dynamics 365 Layout
Dynamics 365 Guides
3D Viewer
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.

Microsoft also

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.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Next Post

List of Devices Getting Android Q

Tue May 28 , 2019
Google has officially announced Android 10 Q first beta version on March 13, 2019. Android Q going to be the first version of OS have double-digit. Google Devices and some selected smartphones such as Pixel phones are the first to get these updates and can experience the taste of new […]