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Microsoft Patented An Augmented Reality ‘Magic Wand’
By Kylie Woon, 25 Aug 2017
A user wears the Microsoft HoloLens headset—could the newly patented wand be used alongside it?
A few days ago, Microsoft published a patent for an AR ‘magic wand’—just one of many signs that the era of augmented reality may be here soon.
The baton-like device contains buttons, a trigger-like device and USB ports.
Although it is unclear what the wand will be used for, there are plenty of possibilities. It could be used alongside the Microsoft HoloLens AR headset, for example. Game developer Ubisoft is currently developing game prototypes for the HoloLens, TechRadar reports, and the want patent would certainly have a lot of potential in that area.
Check out the patent below.
[via TechRadar, opening image via Microsoft]
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