Science fiction becomes science fact
Microsoft HoloLens is made up of specialized components that together enable holographic computing. The optical system that works in lock-step with advanced sensors. The HPU that makes light work of processing a large amount of data per second. All those components and more enable you to move freely and interact with holograms.WATCH THE VIDEO
People, not devices, are mobile. We are ready for technology to move beyond devices, beyond screens and pixels, and beyond today's digital borders.
- Alex Kipman, Technical Fellow, Operating Systems
Power and grace
Containing more computing power than the average laptop, Microsoft HoloLens is passively cooled without fans. With no wires, external cameras, or phone or PC connection required, you can move freely and self-contained.
Sensor fusionAdvanced sensors capture information about what you're doing and the environment you’re in. Microsoft HoloLens can see, map, and understand the physical places, spaces, and things around you.
Advanced opticsSee-through holographic high-definition lenses use an advanced optical projection system, generating multi-dimensional full-color images with very low latency so you can see holograms in your world.
Custom holographic processing unitThe HPU is custom silicon that processes a large amount of data per second from the sensors. Microsoft HoloLens understands gestures and where you look, and maps the world around you, all in real time.
The hardware allows us to take these visions—these ideas about new products—and make them real.
- Todd Holmdahl, Microsoft Corporate Vice President, Next Generation Devices
A precise audio experience without headphones that is immersive, yet won’t block out the real world.
Using a scientific model that characterizes how the human ear receives sound from a specific location, Microsoft HoloLens synthesizes sound so that you can hear holograms from anywhere in the room.