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In what ways can the Hololens 2 be used?

The Microsoft Hololens 2 is currently regarded as the gold standard in the field of Augmented Reality (AR). This has to do with the fact that the AR glasses offer a particularly high resolution - and a wider field of view than its predecessor. This allows holograms to be displayed a lot more realistically, making the glasses better for use in a business environment and for specific purposes.

What is the Hololens 2 and what are the differences with Hololens 1?

The Hololens 2 is the second iteration of Microsoft's revolutionary Hololens 1. Hololens is a Standalone mixed/augmented Reality Headset that you can put on your head without Computer and without external sensors. The built-in processor and WiFi receiver make the Hololens almost a self-contained mini-computer.

While the Hololens 1 brought this concept to the (business) market for the first time, the Hololens 2 improves on all the features of its predecessor. For example, the Microsoft Hololens 2 offers the following advantages over the Hololens 1:

  • A wider field of view: The wider field of view allows the user to see more Information on the screen. This has the advantage that holograms can be displayed better, but offers possibilities for presenting Information.
  • Better hand and voice control: You can use gestures with with your hands to press certain buttons or swipe screens. This way of controlling can now also be combined with with voice control.
  • Smaller, lighter and easier to use: what is immediately noticeable is that the Hololens 2 is much more comfortable than the Hololens 1. This makes it easy to keep the Headset on for longer periods of time, without the need to take it off.

HoloLens 2 FOV

What can you do with the Hololens 2?

The Hololens 2 is a Mixed Reality and a Augmented RealityHeadset. You can therefore with Hololens 2 combine a simulated/virtual world with the real world (Mixed Reality) or add something virtual to the real, physical world (Augmented Reality ). In general, the Hololens 2 is currently the most commonly used for AR applications. Think of creating a hologram and adding it to the real world, for example a digital painting. When you look at a white wall, you may only see a large white area. But when you with up the Hololens 2 look at the white wall it suddenly turns into a huge work of art.

Another application of the Hololens 2 is the virtual viewing of (or with) someone on location. You can use the Microsoft software for this Remote Assist use. This software works together with with Microsoft Teams and puts the users of both the Hololens 2 and the device with which it communicates (for example another Hololens 2, a laptop or a tablet/smartphone) with connected to each other. In this youtube video this with shows a practical example. For more Information about purchasing the software you can this link to Microsoft's website to follow.

In addition to the above application, Hololens 2 is also used to develop. Think of making applications yourself that are useful for your business applications, such as (re)creating objects through which employees can be trained, developing a game for children to play, or creating subject matter that is interesting for students. The software programs Unity and Unreal Engine are usually used for making applications yourself.

HoloLens 2 job

What kind of companies use the Hololens 2?

Hololens 2 can be used by a wide range of innovative companies. The most obvious applications will lie in the Remote Assist features, which allow experts to monitor locations that are difficult to reach, for example. But also when you start developing something yourself, Hololens 2 can offer great results. For example, car companies such as Audi and Mercedes use the Hololens 2 to allow their mechanics to virtually look at a car's engine. By completely rebuilding the engine as a hologram, the mechanics can see all corners of the engine in detail without lifting it from the car.

But hospitals and colleges are also busy with looking at the possibilities of Hololens 2. Doctors and medical students use the AR glasses to mimic the human body. By doing this as anatomically correct as possible, a virtual body offers the possibility for the students to be studied down to the cells, and it may even be possible for doctors to prepare for a difficult or rare surgery.

Examples of Hololens 2 in practice

The videos below show a number of good and beautiful examples of how the Hololens 2 can be used in practice.

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Diederik Hermsen- XR Product Specialist

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