Simply using your smartphone, HoloKit provides you access to the world of Mixed Reality. HoloKit merges the real and the virtual. While you see through to the real world, virtual objects are mixed into it with use of clever optics. Using the high resolution sensors and camera onboard your smartphone, HoloKit anchors virtual objects into your world, as if they were physically there. As you walk past these objects and look in other directions, these virtual objects will stay in the same place, just like real physical objects. As an open source project, HoloKit truly offers mixed reality for everyone.
Botao Hu from Amber Garage and Fengyuan Zhu from NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program, with advisors Prof. Ken Perlin from NYU and Prof. Shaojie Shen from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.