The first app Yeo loaded up was something familiar to us all, but given a whole new dimension of usefulness, and that app is Skype. He had to scan the room, so that the Hololens knew its dimensions and space, then he handed us a laptop that showed us what he could see through the lens.
The difference here is digital objects can be brought into what we see. The Hololens knows that that’s a wall, and using a pen tool, Jun Jie was able to draw symbols and markings which stay fixed on the wall and don’t shift even though we look away. The tracking on this thing is phenomenal – there was no lag as if all these digital objects had some sense of physicality.
Microsoft doesn’t expect other parties to make a S$5000 investment either; the other party doesn’t need a headset to enjoy the benefits of video calls and other applications as they are able to stream what the user sees. Imagine this in education and how helpful that would be! Being able to teach students from afar through the Hololens, and creating digital objects and interacting with them as with a usual class. So many industries and individuals can be benefitted by this.
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