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Microsoft’s Hololens is now certified be used as protective eyewear


Microsoft 1st launched HoloLens in 2015 as a gaming-centric consumer product, but so far, only a few people have so much as picked up a Minecraft block with the $3,000 device. Microsoft is not complaining, though. HoloLens has been a giant success with businesses, allowing designers to visualize digital changes on real-life objects and serving to workers do complex tasks or hi-tech sales demos. In fact, it has been so popular with companies that Microsoft is currently increasing sales to 29 new European markets, taking the total up to thirty-nine nations.


Microsoft says that companies like Ford and Thyssenkrupp are requesting HoloLens availability in Spain, Sweden and Turkey, where it’s presently unavailable. The device has been particularly popular for so-called firstline employees that repair elevators or build cars, as an example. HoloLens provides such of us with valuable info like repair instructions overlaid directly onto real objects. At the same time, it’s hands-free and does not disrupt normal vision.



On top of the new availability, the HoloLens is currently certified for use as basic protective eyewear, with an IP50 rating for dust protection in construction zones, for instance. On top of that, “we’re happy to announce a HoloLens hard hat accessory is in production and will be available for purchase next year,” Microsoft HoloLens gm Lorraine Bardeen added within the blog post. Intel, for one, demoed a mixed reality headset with a inbuilt hard hat at CES 2016.


For the consumer market, Microsoft and its partners have launched several Windows Mixed Reality Headsets that are strictly for VR right now, with plans for mixed reality models to come later. However, it is not aiming to introduce a new HoloLens model until 2019. when it does arrive, it will reportedly be equipped with an artificial intelligence (AI) chip that should greatly expand its capabilities.


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