Exploring Data Visualisation in Mixed Reality using the Microsoft Hololens

Guest post by Lucas Valtl, M.Sc Student at UCL. About Me My name is Lucas and I recently completed my master thesis (which is the topic of this post) for my M.Sc in Computer Science at University College London. Before that I graduated with a BSc in International Business from Maastricht University and worked at…

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Novel HoloLens Application – Genetic Data Visualisation in Mixed Reality

Guest post by Rachel Slater, M.Sc Student at UCL,  where I am taking courses such as Algorithmic’s and Artificial Intelligence & Neural Computing. I am the Community Lead at London’s She++ chapter, an undergraduate teaching assistant at UCL, and a Faculty StAR (student academic representative). Prior to UCL, I completed a Medicinal Chemistry degree at…

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First Steps into Mixed Reality can result in amazing experiences

Guest Blog by UCL/Microsoft project team on Mixed Reality within HealthCare with UCLH  Hololens Mixed Reality team at UCL Computer Science Tim Kuzhagaliyev – https://github.com/TimboKZ Laura Foody – https://twitter.com/lbf_l Fraser Savage – https://github.com/savage-engineer/ Hello there. We are a group of 2nd year computer scientists from University College London (UCL) working on applications of Microsoft HoloLens…

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Genomics and Proteomics with Mixed Reality and Data Science

Guest blog by Navin Ramachandran from Peach UCL/UCLH Student Project Groups Platform for Enhanced Analytics and Computational Healthcare About the MSc Project Team Rachel is passionate about the application of technology to advance health and medicine. She studied Medicinal Chemistry at Trinity College Dublin, before pursuing UCL’s M.Sc Computer Science programme. She was determined to…

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An Introduction to Mixed Reality game development with HoloLens and Unity

Image source: https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-hololens Guest post by Sondre Agledahl, Microsoft Student Partner at University College London. I am a games programmer, excited to see how emerging technology can be used to make completely new and meaningful immersive experiences (and to be young enough to take full advantage of it!). Avid ROM hacker and karaoke enthusiast. Computer…

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University of Cambridge and Hololens On-Site Virtual Mapping Can Aid Inspections

Guest blog by Dr Ioannis Brilakis and Marianna Kospida University of Cambridge & Catherine A. Cardno, Ph.D. from the American Society of Civil Engineers Researchers at the Laing O’Rourke Centre for Construction Engineering and Technology at Cambridge University have been working to merge four-dimensional virtual design models with site visits to enable inspectors to conduct…

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Getting Started with Microsoft Hololens Resources & Links

  Homepage: www.hololens.com  (https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-hololens/en-us)  Vision Video: www.aka.ms/hololens Hardware: https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-hololens/en-us/development-edition#de-accordion-tech-spec-panel Non official Site but has some great videos etc: https://buildhololens.com Commercial Suite (and comparison to DevEdition):  https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-hololens/en-us/commercial-suite https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/holographic/release_notes https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/holographic/commercial_features Hololens Administration/Management Topic Description HoloLens in the enterprise: requirements Lists requirements for general use, Wi-Fi, and device management Set up HoloLens How to set up HoloLens for…

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Hololens Resources and Demos

Here are some useful resources for getting started Development environment for HoloLens https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-hololens/en-us/developers https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/uktechnet/2016/10/12/hololens-is-available-to-purchase-for-developers-and-enterprise-customers-in-the-uk-heres-everything-you-need-to-know/ Link to ordering page for HoloLens https://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msuk/en_GB/pdp/Microsoft-HoloLens-Development-Edition/productID.5073602000 There is no discount for academia or for bulk orders. An example of Hololens / Skype: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4QiGYtd3qNI Royal College of Surgeons: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2016/nov/17/medical-trainers-look-to-virtual-reality-tech Here is an example of how Japan Airlines are looking at Hololens:…

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Engineering the Future MS Research Open Day for Grads 23rd Nov

  We’re hosting an open evening at Microsoft Research Cambridge on Wednesday 23 November, 17:15-19:30, aimed at highlighting engineering and research opportunities to the public. The event will be held in the lobby area and auditorium, where there will be talks and demos throughout the evening, plus food and drinks. More information can be found…

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Joining the Hololens Developer community

So over the past few weeks I have so many academic interested in AR/VR or mixed reality as me question about Hololens. Firstly I am not a member of the Hololens team and have no details on HoloLens other than what is on the public web and you should always check out the official developer…

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