This just in about its Holographic Processing Unit (HPU), which processes and filters the vast amount of raw visual and audio input

The technology behind HoloLens

  • A nano projectors on each side of the head, with a reflective visor. That is lighter than a screen and much easier to make transparent. Projectors are either LED/DLP or lasers. 
  • Most likely Kinect technology for the depth map, positioned above the visor. Kinect uses stereoscopic vision (2 IR cameras and an IR pattern illuminator).
  • A 9-axis gyro/accelerometer/digital compass.
  • Embedded PC – CPU/GPU (and whatever the HPU is) running Windows 10 alpha.
  • Wifi
  • A battery pack
  • Most importantly, some clever algorithms for depth map and gesture recognition. Once you have that, it is not very hard to put 3D objects in that space.

When release HoloLens version 2

HoloLens 2 will be released in 2019, exact date and month I will post by oct this year. HoloLens 2 will also include Microsoft’s latest generation of the Kinect sensor, and a custom AI chip.