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HoloLens Beginner’s Guide by Jason Odom

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User Input overview

The HoloLens is a unique device, and the control scheme that it has been designed around is equally unique. Instead of your standard keyboard, mouse, or even touch screen, the HoloLens comes with three primary forms of input:

  • Gaze: Here, you move a cursor with the direction of your head. A cursor is projected straight out and selects what you are looking at.
  • Gesture: The sensor array is watching for certain hand movements. The Airtap, as well as Airtap and Hold, are the primary forms of interaction.
  • Voice: The Cortana artificial intelligent part of the Windows 10 and Windows Holographic experience, as well as the Windows Voice Recognition system, allow the user to simply say their commands out loud and the system ...

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