Microsoft’s Mixed Reality Headset
Microsoft’s “HoloLens” is a pair of mixed reality smartglasses that have a variety of applications. The glasses can be used to create holograms of 3-D objects that users can place and scale around them, can be used for immersive simulation-based training and recording short video clips for simple mixed-reality presentations.
Furthermore, the device has recently received certification as protective eyewear, and thus the device can now be sold to manufacturing companies to be used by their front-line factory workers or in the field. The product will be priced commercially for $5,000, and is now able to be sold in 29 new countries, which Microsoft expects will expand its reach to an estimated total of more than two billion “first line” workers.