It also said that the developer kit for making apps for its augmented reality headset, HoloLens, will be put up on the community code site GitHub. He speaks of moving from the 2D world of monitors and screens and taps, to a future of interacting with 3D technology, including haptic technology that would allow you to feel temperature and pressure from the holographic images.
Back in July previous year, we reported about Object Theory, a software development agency focused on the creation of mixed reality applications for Microsoft HoloLens.
Expect at Build 2016 for Microsoft to explain to us this augmented reality vision of the future, how HoloLens could change the face of gaming, education, productivity, merely watching Netflix, and why developers should be on board in creating apps for the headset. Galaxy Explorer is now available on Microsoft’s app store.
Microsoft has taken a different tact with HoloLens than Google took with Glass. Combined, augmented reality and virtual reality are expected to be a $120 billion market by 2020, according to tech adviser Digi-Capital.
The Build conference kicked off in San Francisco this morning where developers were got their latest look at the device and what it can do.
Ideas like using the 3D interactive hologram to study the anatomy.
Pamela Davis, dean of the Case Western Reserve University medical school, led a demonstration showing how holographic images of the body and its organs, including the brain, can be used in doctor training. The HoloLens can run on most UWP apps from the Windows Store as a 2D app, but Microsoft want developers to design apps specifically for HoloLens. Other HoloLens experiences shown off during the keynote include a project being developed by NASA and Microsoft that utilizes HoloLens to assist and guide crew on the International Space Station.