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Applied Sciences

Applied Sciences is an applied research and development team dedicated to creating the next generation of computer interaction technologies. The interdisciplinary group focuses on the synergy between optics, vision, electronics, software, manufacturing technology, materials science, acoustics and signal processing using other sensory inputs to create novel human-computer interfaces.

These explorations help incubate next-generation technologies and experiences across several of Microsoft’s devices such as Surface, Xbox, Mobile, Hub, and HoloLens. The team works collaboratively with these business groups as well as other research groups within Microsoft, as well as within Microsoft Research, to not only push beyond the boundaries of present technical feasibilities but also to transfer fundamental concepts into shipping solutions that can be experienced by millions.

Team collaborating around a Surface Studio
The new Surface Duo

New products feature Applied Sciences innovations

We couldn’t be prouder of our collaboration with the Devices team on the products unveiled at Microsoft’s most recent launch event—and of the big splash they’re making with early reviewers!

First Looks
Two researchers conversing by way of displays with embedded cameras

Just like being there

In-screen cameras and artificial intelligence combine to create a more natural videoconferencing experience.

Camera in Display