Microsoft first released HoloLens’s research model feature in an April 2018 update to Windows 10. It gives researchers access to key sensors on the device, helping to use them in the field of research.
Researchers can obtain data directly from the following sensors:
Visible light environment tracking camera – the system is used for head tracking and map construction.
Depth Camera – runs in two modes.
Near depth sensing for short-range, high-frequency (30 FPS) for hand tracking.
Long-range, low-frequency (1-5 FPS) long-range depth sensing technology for spatial mapping
Two versions of the infrared reflectivity flow — used by Hololens to calculate depth. These images are irradiated by infrared light and are not affected by ambient visible light.
Now, Microsoft’s added research model for HoloLens 2 supports the following features in addition to continuing to inherit all the features supported in the first generation of HoloLens.
Accelerometer – The system is used to determine linear acceleration and gravity along the X, Y, and Z axes.
Gyro – The system is used to determine rotation.
Magnetometer – Used by the system to estimate absolute direction.
When developer mode is enabled on your device, you can connect to the device portal to enable the Research Mode feature.
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