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Microsoft Offer Hololens to 5 developers in EU. See what will be done first.

Engineer Moritz Gomm could proceed with these glasses even in a completely harmful tunnel, where he sees his own hand not in front of eyes, to the scene of the accident. He saw the tunnel walls and fork. Microsoft HoloLens currently are so popular as hardly another object in the IT world. Microsoft in Europe has delivered only five prototypes of the glasses.

Zühlke Eschborn engineers near Frankfurt’s are very proud when report of the first steps with the new augmented reality glasses by Microsoft. They have one of the five HoloLens provided by Microsoft in Europe the first developers available. Three will be gone to Germany. One went to Vienna for the Austrian branch of the Finnish company Tieto, which developed IT systems. And the fifth? Who knows?

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Foto: Microsoft

Zühlke applications for the Microsoft HoloLens

And why did a pair of glasses at Zühlke? “We have concrete applications in the industrial sector in planning, which apparently convinced Microsoft to provide us with a first pair of glasses now available”.

2017, perhaps even until 2018, the glasses on the market to come. In contrast to virtual-reality goggles that believe a virtual world, you can really see the environment augmented-reality glasses and display additional information. And to make sure applications available, if the glasses in the series, also Zablacanski engineers may be viewed already times exactly the glasses.

Firefighters will look at smoke

Gomm and his developers want to achieve with the HoloLens fascinating ideas. So rescue workers could in the future come faster with a HoloLens integrated in the helmet to the accident site. This Gomm thinks, for example, to completely smoky tunnel as the Gletscherbahn Kaprun disaster. “We are working that assistants also in strong smoke can optimally oriented”, explains Gomm.

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Foto: Microsoft

Although even the firefighters through the glasses see only smoke, but tunnel walls, paths, barriers, doors, Rails, the entire infrastructure of a tunnel could project into the field of view.

For construction work in major projects such as the Gotthard tunnel, Zühlke has already developed a system that provides all workers with sensors, which regularly report their position. “In a crash then get information about the whereabouts of the assistants in the tunnel and can be led directly to the victims”, so Gomm. Today, the technology is based on tablets, in the future that might have the right way HoloLens rescue force.

Titanium welding should be improved with HoloLens

Also in the technical area interesting applications are being prepared. So much to can watch Titan of welders welding in the future through the glasses more the weld. Titanium is welded under shielding gas. The hands of the welder plug in large Ärmlingen, which extend into the welding machine in a box and the piece of titanium. The view is significantly reduced. “Here cameras in the sweat box and the transmission on the HoloLens could greatly facilitate the difficult process of welding and improve it”

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Foto: Microsoft

On repair missions by mechanics in the world, the HoloLens which are equipped with two cameras, could send the images of the defective machine to the Central. The local specialists see not only the same image. You can also interfere with the image, draw lines, give specific notes on the troubleshooting and repair.

Internet browser, which he has called the HoloLens, on the wall opposite his desk. His appointment calendar sticks to the wall next to the door. In the middle of the room, a globe floating like a 3D movie. You get used to it surprisingly quickly, much like in a 3D movie in the cinema.

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Foto: Microsoft

It is odd but yet, if you look with the HoloLens on an additional screen. And if you put down the glasses, this is again unusual: you are back in the real world. Much like the moment when coming out of the 3D cinema on the road again.