Microsoft HoloLens was announced early this year just after Google Glass was pulled out from the stores. At the first glance both Hololens and Glass appear to be head gears. However, there are lots of differences. Let’s take a look at some
- Target audience
- Social aspect and privacy
Image: Google Glass
Microsoft HoloLens is the first ever holographic computing device. Although the pricing and release date is not out, it has already gathered a lot of attention.
Why the name HoloLens?
HoloLens runs on Windows 10 platform. It projects its applications as holograms onto the user’s surroundings. They are not visible to the bare eyes. They need to be viewed via specialized lenses. Hologram seen through lens depicts the name HoloLens.
Before understanding what holographic computing is, let’s first try to understand the phenomenon and technologies that form basis of it.
Hologram is a representation of an object formed as a result of optical phenomenon called interference. Holograms are designed to display 3-D images. If we look at a hologram from two different angles, we see a different image and get feel of the real object.
Microsoft’s virtual relativity headset is called HoloLens. It overlays digital imagery on the world around you, a new way to visualize and move through information using holographic computing platform powered by Microsoft Windows 10.
It’s free from a tether, it is able to run without wires, phones, or connection to a PC.