Microsoft revealed some awesome news at Computex 2016 this week, revealing that they are opening both its HoloLens and Windows Hello technology.
This move to open source will allow a number of manufacturers to create their own hardware, and have it supported by Microsoft’s new augmented reality and virtual reality technology.
Windows Holographic enables a world of mixed reality – where devices work together – regardless of whether they are developed for virtual reality, augmented reality, or anything in-between. Windows Holographic will help expand the Windows ecosystem far beyond the PC.
Today we focused on the next frontier – mixed reality. Providing devices with the ability to perceive the world, breaking down the barriers between virtual and physical reality is what we call mixed reality. Imagine wearing a VR device and seeing your physical hands as you manipulate an object, working on the scanned 3D image of a real object, or bringing in a holographic representation of another person into your virtual world so you can collaborate. In this world, devices can spatially map your environment wherever you are; manipulating digital content is as easy and natural as picking up a box or sitting at a table; and you can easily teleport into your next meeting or travel together as a team.
Microsoft also revealed more about its HoloLens API during the event, which will allow developers to code their own programs from the HoloLens AR system.
Microsoft has already revealed that they are working withIntel, AMD, Qualcomm, HTC, Acer, Asus, CyberPowerPC, Dell, Falcon Northwest, HP, iBuyPower, Lenovo, MSI, and “many others.”
You can take a quick look at HoloLens via the video below.