Windows Mixed Reality


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Windows Mixed Reality

Windows 10 Mixed Reality combines real and generated images using Microsoft's HoloLens goggles (see mixed reality). Introduced in 2015 as Windows Holographic, Windows Mixed Reality superimposes 3D holograms into the surrounding environment.

HoloLens
The first implementation of the platform is the HoloLens goggles, which evolved from Microsoft's Kinect technology but with a 120 degree field of vision. The HoloLens has a built-in CPU and GPU, as well as a holographic processing unit (HPU). In 2019, HoloLens 2 debuted with a more comfortable design and an even wider viewing angle. A "hard hat" model is also available for hazardous job sites. See augmented reality, augmented virtuality and virtual reality.


The HoloLens Goggles
Unlike virtual reality goggles that prevent the user from moving around, HoloLens wearers can move about in their environment. HoloLens uses gestures, voice and eye movement to direct the action. (Image courtesy of Microsoft Corporation.)







A New Gaming Experience
Although it will be used for many applications, gaming with HoloLens is expected to become popular. (Image courtesy of Microsoft Corporation.)
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With the performance and graphics capability to run everything from Windows Mixed Reality headsets to Oculus, consumers have the options of which reality fits them best whether they want to watch live sports and movies, explore famous landmarks or play VR games all on a PC that is sleek, thin and smaller than they expect.
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