One of the most intriguing products in technology today will make its debut in Israel at the Geektime Developers’ Conference. This is your chance to put your hands on the HoloLens and experience it for yourselves
Just under two years ago, Microsoft unveiled the HoloLens, its augmented reality headset, and in recent months, developers who have purchased the development version of the device have begun to receive it for the purpose of trying it out and developing apps for the platform.
The HoloLens is a completely independent augmented reality headset, meaning that you don’t need a computer or smartphone to use them. With the HoloLens, you can create and design holograms with gestures, communicate verbally with apps, and navigate the displayed content with your gaze. The system understands the user’s gestures and voice, which facilitates extremely natural and intuitive interaction. The headphones support spatial sound, meaning that you can hear sounds from everywhere in the room.
Want to try out the HoloLens and develop for Windows Holographic?
At next week’s big Geektime Developers’ Conference, for the first time in Israel, Sela College will enable participants to try out the HoloLens (not yet officially sold or available in Israel). They can learn how to develop mixed reality apps for the new platform.
In the Beyond Your Fingertips program, Microsoft’s Adir Ron will explain how to develop mixed reality apps for Windows Holographic (the operating system that runs on HoloLens) using Unity. At the Sela booth, you can find a number of HoloLens kits to experiment with. The kit itself contains a variety of sensors composed of an inertial measuring unit, an ambient light sensor, and four cameras for understanding the surroundings. All of these are integrated with a depth camera that will enable the HoloLens to map the space. The kit also includes a two-megapixel camera for taking pictures and filming clips. Also included are four microphones within the headphones used to receive the user’s verbal instructions.
The built-in camera makes it possible to record mixed reality captures (MRCs) and film videos and images of the holograms displayed around you, so that you can boast to your friends who have not experienced such a headset. The Windows 10-based kit contains Microsoft’s personalized holographic processing unit (HPU) and a 32-bit Intel processor unit. The headset includes transparent holographic lenses that use an advanced optical emission system to create multi-dimensional holograms in full color with minimal delay.