Microsoft has patented wand controllers to be used with HoloLens.
2017 has been an enormous 12 months for Microsoft in Blended Reality. With new inventive developments like MR Easter Egg hunts via HoloLens at VRLA, a significant giveaway of the Acer MR headset at Vision Summit in May, in addition to a primary glimpse of the corporate’s VR motion controllers—it’s clear that Microsoft believes in a totally blended reality future.
Now, by way of a patent submitting famous by Twitter user @WalkingCat, we see that the corporate is perhaps prepping to launch a controller for the HoloLens—one formed like a wand.
— WalkingCat (@h0x0d) August 23, 2017
This product would dovetail with the present HoloLens ecosystem, from each a hard- and software standpoint. It’s a pure extension of the clicker accent, and would amplify the embodiment for experiences starting from 3D painting to RoboRaid.
Although this news continues to be speculative, it aligns with the vision of Blended Reality that Microsoft offered in a promotional video final 12 months—whereby a user is seen clearly utilizing two wand-like controllers to interact with the digital surroundings.
Along with the Acer headset talked about above, Microsoft will likely be launching extra nonetheless from Acer, Asus, Dell, HP, and Lenovo by means of Q3 and This autumn of 2017, with the aim of democratizing who can take part in immersive reality; the Acer HMD will begin at $299, inside-out monitoring will enable for six-degrees-of-freedom with out bodily sensors within the room, and based mostly on the corporate’s stated minimum specs for mixed reality, most PCs will likely be highly effective sufficient to run primary MR.
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