Microsoft’s Alex Kipman, the man responsible for the HoloLens augmented reality device, presents the HoloLens 2 ahead of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain February 24, 2019. REUTERS/Sergio Perez
BARCELONA (Reuters) – Microsoft launches the new version of its HoloLens augmented reality headset on Sunday, promising wearers would feel more immersed in the augmented reality experience, and more comfortable.
Slip on the carbon fiber glasses is as easy as putting on your favorite hat”, Microsoft developer Alex Kipman told a launch event in the mobile industry’s biggest fair in Barcelona.
Augmented reality devices to overlay images as holograms in a user’s real-life field of vision, focused on the improvement of the efficiency in businesses ranging from doctors offices to factories.
Microsoft showed how the HoloLens 2 can track eye movements, and let the wearer feel as though they can touch and manipulate holograms – the playing of a hologram piano and changing the speed on a hologram windfarm installation.
The devices were also attached to the hard hats for construction workers.
Reporting by Isla Binnie; Editing by David Holmes