8ninths Showcasing Holographic Workstation for HoloLens at Build

    It’s a busy day for Microsoft’s HoloLens mixed reality (MR) head-mounted display (HMD). Not only is the developer edition of the device finally shipping to the US and Canada, but it’s also been showcased once more at the 2016 Build developer conference. Microsoft talked about the kit at the event’s keynote earlier today, but some new experiences for it are also set to be shown off throughout the show in San Francisco, California. Among these is a Holographic Workstation designed by 8ninths, the developer of Gear VR’s The Box.

    8ninths is one of the seven studios chosen for the Microsoft HoloLens Agency Readiness Program and has partnered with Citi for its work on HoloLens. The workstation is designed to increase efficiency with the help of MR, creating 3D holograms of real-time financial data for viewing, processing and interacting with. The system utilises tablet screen space, 3D holographic docking space, keyboard, mouse, gaze, gesture, voice input, and existing Citi devices and workflows.

    “Partnering with Citi was a great opportunity for us to think outside the box to solve real world business problems by combining our expertise in data visualization, collaboration, annotation, and Mixed Reality development in a truly innovative and ground breaking way,” said Adam Sheppard, Co-founder and CEO at 8ninths. “The outcome really evolves the workstation paradigm in a way that we think will be indicative of how information workers across multiple industries will interact with computers in the years ahead. We’re excited about partnering with companies across all verticals to provide innovative MR solutions that enhance their businesses.”

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