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The magic of mixed reality

Hands-on at the exhibit

  • Interact with holograms using a HoloLens device, and watch it bring historic artefacts and static models to life!
  • Explore the science behind the HoloLens using a camera obscura and a mini version of our exhibit, and learn how the HoloLens sees through our interactive app.

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Interacting with virtual scenarios is becoming an important way to enhance the way we learn, carry out research and do our work. By pushing the boundaries of computer vision and machine learning, we can interact more intuitively with holographic environments, and communicate with other people in more natural ways. 

HoloLens is a wearable holographic computer that enables you to engage with holograms in the world around you. A major part of the science behind HoloLens is that it knows where it is in relation to its surroundings and the object or objects it is projecting. It does this by sensing depth and geometry.

HoloLens is a great example of how science, maths and engineering can form the basis of something hugely creative and exciting. HoloLens has the potential to greatly impact education, research and industry, by enabling interaction in virtual scenarios within real environments that would not otherwise be possible.  

Find out more at the HoloLens blog.

Presented by: Microsoft.