October 22, 2017

My Pursuit of Tethered HoloLens Continues

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A few days ago, I wrote a post titled: Is There a Tethered HoloLens? I asked Alex Kipman to comment. He did. See it here.

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He wouldn’t answer my question: Is there a tethered HoloLens? But he did share something that we didn’t know. The picture at the top of this post is a frame capture I did from a NASA video showing astronauts testing to send HoloLens to the space. Obviously there is a wire comes from the HoloLens, goes down to a strap worn by the astronaut. I wondered if that had anything to do with FOV. Alex said it is actually a high capacity hard drive to store data captured from HoloLens, whatever they do with that.

Important thing is, he didn’t say no to tethered HoloLens. I will take it as a possibility. As much as I know about this technology, there is no reason to say no. It makes business sense and technically feasible.