HoloLens tutorial at ECCV 2018
This article describes the conference session HoloLens as a tool for computer vision research, held September 8, 2018 at the European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV) 2018.
Microsoft HoloLens is the world’s first self-contained, holographic computer, but it’s also a potent computer vision research device. Application code can access audio and video streams and surface meshes, all in a world coordinate space maintained by HoloLens’ highly accurate head-tracking. This tutorial session featured the new HoloLens Research Mode capability.
The tutorial showed how to access the raw head-tracking and depth sensor data streams, and use the intrinsic and extrinsic parameters of each stream. The session also demonstrated recent advances in time-of-flight depth-sensing technologies in the Kinect for Azure project.
Session attendees got a good sense of how to use HoloLens for a range of computer vision research tasks. Attendees received materials to help them quickly get started using HoloLens.
The following image shows a sample HoloLens application that displays any of the six Research Mode streams in real time.
- Marc Pollefeys
- Shivkumar Swaminathan
- Johannes Schoenberger
- Andrew Fitzgibbon
- 0900 – Introduction
- 0930 – HoloLens Research Mode
- 1030 – Coffee break
- 1100 – Applications & Demos
- 1130 – Kinect for Azure Depth Sensor
- 1200 – Q & A
- 1230 – End
For more information and conference proceedings, see ECCV 2018.