Microsoft launches HoloLens 2 augmented reality headset

Augmented Reality technology has the potential to improve the efficiency of businesses ranging from users at a factory floor to doctors and those at a farm.

In its second push at Augmented Reality, Microsoft unveiled the latest edition of its HoloLens augmented reality headset with promises that it provides a more immersive augmented reality experience as well as increased comfort.

At the launch, Microsoft developer Alex Kipman said, putting on the carbon fiber goggles is as “simple as putting on your favorite hat”.

Microsoft launched the HoloLens at the mobile industry’s biggest trade fair in Barcelona.

Augmented reality devices overlay images as holograms on to a user’s real-life field of vision. Augmented Reality technoogy aims to improve the efficiency of businesses ranging from doctors’ offices to factory floors.

During the launch, Microsoft showcased how its HoloLens 2 can track eye movements, and allow wearers to feel as though they can touch and manipulate holograms, including playing a hologram piano.

Microsoft’s HoloLens 2 can also be attached to hard hats for construction workers.

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