Microsoft’s HoloLens 2 Fosters Greater Capability for AR/MR Solutions in Enterprise

by Eleftheria Kouri | 2Q 2019 | IN-5442
At Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2019 in Barcelona, Microsoft unveiled its next generation headset, HoloLens 2. The new headset includes a range of upgrades that enhance user experience, providing extra flexibility, improving task efficiency, and unlocking more opportunities for businesses. The new headset is more ergonomic than HoloLens 1, supporting a broader field of view (FoV) that allows users to see holograms and 3D models more easily in a wider view and a new eye tracking system that follows the direction users look, allowing them to respond to tasks faster (for instance, users are able to scroll through a holographic website by looking up and down on the page). At the same time, the combination of the eye tracking system and voice command enables completely hands-free operation in a wider range of scenarios. Moreover, enhanced hand and finger recognition for gesture control enables easier and faster hologram manipulation. The new Holographic Processing Unit (HPU) will feature an AI coprocessor and allow data to be analyzed locally instead of sending it to the cloud, alleviating delays in object recognition and user response. In addition, Microsoft introduced Dynamics 365, a mixed reality (MR) app for field service, employee remote assistance, and interactive training that is compatible with HoloLens 2 and Android mobile devices.

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