February 21, 2018 Wednesday SID presentation:

Title: Mixed Reality with Microsoft Hololens

Speaker: Bill “Milo” Cummings

Abstract: HoloLens by Microsoft Corp. is the world’s first untethered Mixed Reality (MR) Head Mounted Display (HMD) system. We review in this talk the various display requirements and subsequent optical hardware choices we made for HoloLens. Its main achievements go along performance and comfort for the user: it is the first fully untethered MR headset, with the highest angular resolution and the industry’s largest eyebox. It has the first inside-out global sensor fusion system including precise head tracking and 3D mapping all controlled by a fully custom onboard GPU. Based on such achievements, HoloLens came out as the most advanced MR system today.

Bio: Bill “Milo” Cummings is a Ph.D. physicist who has specialized in display technology. Milo has been involved projects in emerging display technologies for 16 years and is a member of the SID program committee (Display Systems) and the International Committee for Display Metrology (ICDM). Milo has been the Director of Optical Test at Microsoft-Hololens since 2015. Before joining Microsoft, Milo was a semi-retired display consultant based at “Wit’s End,” his beach house on Whidbey Island. Before retiring, Milo was with the Qualcomm mirasol MEMS display project for more than 10 years with roles as Director of Test, Display Systems, and Display Competitive Analysis at various times. From his work at Qualcomm and earlier in Field Emission Displays, Milo has been granted over 80 patents.

Location: Microsoft Redmond Campus, One Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA 98052

Registration: The seminar is free. SID Non-Members are welcome. RSVP to Samantha Phenix at samantha.phenix@planar.com

For those remotely attending, we are now using GoToWebinar. To register, click on the following link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3466976055142692866


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