At the Microsoft Holo-hackathon in San Francisco, 'IoTxMR' was developed in 48 hours as a concept that uses Hololens technology to power smart home controls. IoTxMR connects Android and Arduino devices to Microsoft's Hololens, making it possible for a home's residents to control a variety of smart devices by looking at them and performing a gesture. For instance, a user is able to make a pinching motion to turn a fan, music system or a set of lights on or off.
As well as being useful for controlling different smart devices within a household environment, the conceptual IoTxMR system also features a mixed reality "zen mode" that disperses bubbles of floating color and specs of light throughout an interior environment.
IoTxMR may suggest some of the ways that humans will interact with home controls in the future, especially as augmented reality becomes more commonplace.
This Hololens Concept Unites IoT and Augmented Reality
1. Augmented Reality Smart Home Controls - Developing AR technology for smart home controls can provide innovative and seamless control options of IoT devices.
2. Gesture-based Iot Control Devices - Creating gesture-based IoT control devices like IoTxMR can help in simplifying the user experience in controlling different smart devices.
3. Mixed Reality Home Environments - Building mixed reality home environments can enhance the overall experience of controlling smart devices while also adding new functions to them.
1. Home Automation - Home automation industry can leverage the AR technology to develop intuitive and immersive control options for IoT devices.
2. Consumer Electronics - Consumer electronics industry can invest in developing gesture-based IoT control devices for a more user-friendly and seamless experience.
3. Augmented Reality - Augmented reality industry can enhance human-computer interaction by developing mixed reality home environments that merge technology with the physical world.