June 25, 2017

PC + HoloLens: How It Works

PC n HoloLens

In a previous post, I have done some research based on the Microsoft HoloLens Promo video, and concluded that HoloLens can and very likely will work with other PCs as an extra input and output device. I didn’t, however, answer this question: How would that work? In this post, I will try to address this question, basing partially on what I know, and partially on logically induction(aka educated guess).

Xbox + HoloLens: How Can They Work Together?

If HoloLens only works as a display, things get easier. HoloLens just need to implement standard protocols as regular monitor does, making sure it is discoverable as a normal display device, regardless how different a monitor and a HoloLens are. Two things makes this more complicated than first thought: One is the hologram display, there isn’t a ready made streaming format or protocol to stream a hologram image or video. So they have to be done from the ground up. And second, user input (hand gestures, voice, etc.) has to be fed back to the PC. This will be a totally different mechanism than traditional streaming.

HoloLens: Some Early Bits for Developers

Regardless, I believe strongly that this mechanism it already in Windows 10 under Windows Holographic subsystem. That’s the only way to explain everything.

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