Akonia Uses Holography To Create Transparent Augmented Reality Display


The company now plans to use holography to make inexpensive transparent displays for augmented reality smartglasses. And while big companies such as Microsoft, maker of the HoloLens AR smartglasses, could be rivals, Akonia hopes instead to be a component supplier, providing the designs and initial prototypes for holographic displays in AR smartglasses, said Ken Anderson, CEO of Akonia, in an interview with VentureBeat. Tagged with: akonia , holography.

‘HOLOSCOPE’ Headset Claims to Solve AR Display Hurdle with True Holography

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RealView claims to be using real holography to solve a major problem inherent to AR and VR headsets of today, the vergence-accommodation conflict. This new headset is similar to Magic Leap‘s AR efforts in two big ways: one, it aims to address the issue of vergence-accommodation conflict inherent in current VR headsets such as Oculus Rift or Vive, and AR headsets such as Microsoft’s HoloLens; and two, we know almost no details about it. Holo-this, holo-that.

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Microsoft Research Reveals New, Slimmed Down AR Glasses


The Microsoft Research Team revealed a new pair of augmented reality glasses today that offer an exciting form factor, even if their performance isn’t up to snuff. The new lenses were made known to the world in a research paper titled Holographic Near-Eye Displays for Virtual and Augmented Reality penned by Microsoft’s Andrew Maimone , Andreas Georgio and Joel Kollin. AR Microsoft VR Industry News SIGGRAPH

What ‘Pokémon Go’ Could Be Like if it Was Really Augmented Reality

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Developer CapitolaVR decided to find out by building a Pokemon Go inspired test game for their brand new Microsoft HoloLens. Developers over at CapitolaVR in Amsterdam decided to try and this is what they came up with when targeting their shiny new Microsoft HoloLens AR headset – complete with interactive hand gestures. An impressive endorsement of Microsoft’s development environment then and potentially encouraging for developer adoption in the future.

Here Come The Holograms


Like Microsoft’s Takei demo, Holo-Hamm and Spiderman are grounded in place. News AR AR Holograms Holograms Holography Mixed RealityIt won’t be long before 3D holograms are part of everyday life. In virtual reality, the more realistic the digital world, the greater the demand for fidelity. The greater demand for fidelity, the greater the demand for bandwidth. Nothing is more demanding than cinematic realism. We expect photo real worlds to have absolutely perfect fidelity.

How to develop for Microsoft HoloLens

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One of the devices that generates the greatest interest among the tech community at the moment is Microsoft HoloLens. From space exploration to architecture and gaming to education, Microsoft HoloLens has been crafted to innovate the inside of these industries and has already found a practical application across a variety of inside procedures. Development: Unity , Vuforia , Microsoft Visual Studio , Windows 10 SDK , HoloLens Emulator (if you do not have a device).

Apple’s AR Glasses Will Probably Be Powered And Controlled By Your iPhone


Microsoft’s HoloLens 2 has the computing hardware and battery built into the rear padding. The companies that seem to be the biggest threats to Apple’s AR ambitions — Microsoft and Facebook, lack any smartphone platform to leverage. Magic Leap and Microsoft also can’t leverage the many established services built into Apple and Google’s platforms. A major focus from Magic Leap and Microsoft has been building an SDK and enticing developers.

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Analysis: Did Apple Really Cancel Its AR Headset?


Akonia was working on novel optics for AR based on holography. In 2016 Microsoft launched HoloLens, the first true 6DoF AR headset available for purchase. The principal architect for the project was Avi Bar-Zeev , with his contributions including “assembling the very first AR prototypes, demos and UX concepts” He left Microsoft in 2012 and went to Amazon. Taiwanese news outlet DigiTimes recently reported that Apple canceled its long rumored AR hardware project.

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Spatial Makes Holographic-Style Virtual Meetings A Reality On Oculus Quest


Until recently, the Spatial holographic experience required a multi-thousand-dollar Microsoft or Magic Leap AR headset, but Spatial wisely widened its cross-platform support and temporarily dropped its pricing to bring more users to the table. I’m not often at a loss for words, but as I re-entered the real world after my second holographic media briefing this month, I realized that I was struggling to speak or type.

Xbox Cofounder Seamus Blackley Takes R&D Post at AR Firm Daqri


Daqri is working with Blackley, who was originally a theoretical physicist before he started making games, and his team of physicists at Heat Engine in Southern California to explore applications of optics and holography in something that Daqri calls Software Defined Light. Blackley was one of the renegades at Microsoft who created the original Xbox game console, launched in 2001. (I Among them was using holography to do instantaneous 3D printing.”.

A HoloArticle


Here is an update on my quest to stay on top of all things “holo:” HoloLamp and RealView “Live Holography.” This new and apparently yet-unnamed thing is similar to Magic Leap ‘s AR efforts in two big ways: one, it aims to address the issue of vergence-accommodation conflict inherent in current VR headsets such as Oculus Rift or Vive, or AR headsets such as Microsoft’s HoloLens; and two, we know almost no details about it.