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Next-Gen VR Headset Releases

Microsoft Has Announced the Release of Its HoloLens 2 Headset

— August 29, 2019 — Tech
The Microsoft HoloLens 2 headset will be available for purchase in September. The HoloLens 2 headset was initially announced by Microsoft last year, and the release announcement was made by Microsoft's head of AI Harry Shum. The release announcement was done at the World Artificial Intelligence Conference in Shanghai. Microsoft has already begun to take preorders, which are priced at $3,500. However, the company has not set a specific day in September.

Notably, the new headset features an improved field of view technology, as well as an Azure Kinect sensor, an ARM processor, and eye-tracking capabilities. The headset will also feature an improved gesture control system, which allows users to more easily manipulate objects within the virtual environment.


Image Credit: Microsoft
Trend Themes
1. Improved Field of View Technology - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Develop more immersive and realistic virtual reality experiences by improving the field of view capabilities in VR headsets.
2. Gesture Control System - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Explore new ways to interact with virtual environments by developing advanced gesture control systems for VR headsets.
3. Eye-tracking Capabilities - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Utilize eye-tracking technology in VR headsets to enhance user experience and enable more natural and intuitive interactions in virtual reality.
Industry Implications
1. Technology - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Develop and market advanced VR headsets and associated technologies for entertainment, training, and other industries.
2. Gaming - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Create immersive and game-changing virtual reality gaming experiences by leveraging the improved capabilities of next-gen VR headsets.
3. Education - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Enhance educational experiences by integrating VR headsets with interactive and immersive learning content for students of all ages.
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