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Say hello to Microsoft’s new $3,500 HoloLens with twice the field of view

By | Augmented Reality, Enterprise, Gadgets, Hardware, HoloLens, hololens 2, Microsoft, mixed reality, mwc 2019

Microsoft unveiled the latest version of its HoloLens ‘mixed reality’ headset at MWC Barcelona today. The new HoloLens 2 features a significantly larger field of view, higher resolution and a device that’s more comfortable to wear. Indeed, Microsoft says the device is three times as comfortable to wear (though it’s unclear how Microsoft measured this). […]

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HoloLens acts as eyes for blind users and guides them with audio prompts

By | accessibility, Augmented Reality, Gadgets, Hardware, Health, HoloLens, Microsoft, Science, Wearables

Microsoft’s HoloLens has an impressive ability to quickly sense its surroundings, but limiting it to displaying emails or game characters on them would show a lack of creativity. New research shows that it works quite well as a visual prosthesis for the vision impaired, not relaying actual visual data but guiding them in real time with audio cues and instructions.

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