NASA Taps Microsoft For Latest Augmented Reality Tests
NASA has a history with hands-free head-mounted displays. Microsoft’s Hololens will be the latest astronaut test candidate.By Evan Thomas | June 26, 2015
NASA Astronauts are getting one of the first cracks at Microsoft’s Hololens augmented reality headsets.
They’ll test the gadgets aboard the International Space Station as part of Project Sidekick, a program intended to increase task efficiency and reduce training time for astronauts on assignment. (Video via NASA)
Hololens can operate in remote expert mode, which connects a controller on Earth via Skype, who can see what the wearer sees through Hololens’ cameras. (Video via Microsoft)