Developing New Experiences

VSW02 AR/VR/Mixed Reality and HoloLens – Making it Real and Useful


8:00am - 9:15am

Level: Introductory

Andreas Erben

CTO for MR and Applied AI


Do Holograms dream of photonic sheep? No really, what are those magical things that developers should think about when considering building applications for immersive and holographic AR/VR/MR devices beyond drawing pretty pixels in 3D space. And how can it help your organization and empower your employees?

Currently some voices in the industry echo like: "What do we want? AR! VR! Mixed Reality! When do we want it? Now!" Let's talk how to make it useful for commercial and industrial customers and we will talk how that can be achieved.

We talk about use cases, such as industrial applications, education, healthcare or IoT integrations, but also think beyond specific use cases and spend time to cover necessary concepts. How does it all fit together and why do we sometimes say that we are dealing with a different category of computer when we talk about Microsoft's HoloLens device for example.

You will learn:

  • About Mixed Reality and what is unique about MR applications
  • Understand common use cases for Mixed Reality
  • Hear why Microsoft HoloLens is a different category of a computer