The announcement of Windows 10 and hololens glasses by Microsoft at its press conference on January 22nd, really appeared to primarily target the gaming industry. It seems The famous ” Minecraft ” would be one of the first to benefit.
But for a number of other industries, the applications could be just what have been waiting for. For example in the civil engineering industry, the ability to combine a virtual model during construction, or renovation, will no doubt bring add tremendous value.
In the medical field to, applications could probably come and support many activities such as 3D imagery of organs, surgery, etc. Of course the field of mechanical engineering, where disjoined teams are working on remote sites as it is more and more often the case, could find an alternative to traditional digital mock-ups for design review and collaboration.
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