Haptic PIVOT: On-Demand Handhelds in VR


#PIVOT, a wrist-worn haptic device that renders #virtualobjects into the user’s hand on demand.

Its simple design comprises a single actuated joint that pivots a haptic handle into and out of the user’s hand, rendering the haptic sensations of grasping, catching, or throwing an object – anywhere in space.

How developers used new technology to transform iconic French maps | Today in Technology


Go on a journey to Mont-Saint-Michel in Normandy, France, with Microsoft President Brad Smith and Sr. Director, External Relations & Executive Communications Carol Ann Browne as they talk to Iconem and HoloForge about the possibilities AI and mixed reality bring to preserving culture. In this three-part Today in Technology series, they examine how AI and mixed reality can open a new window into French culture by using technology like HoloLens.

Innovating identity and access management in financial services – Microsoft Industry Blogs

The financial services industry is changing rapidly as digital transformation enables new possibilities and changes such as, the way we access our banks, engage with insurance companies, and interact with capital market firms. Financial platforms and services are increasingly able to integrate with every facet of an individual’s life.

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Microsoft Federal delivering solutions for secure digital transformation – The Official Microsoft Blog

Note: In Part 2 of a two-part series, Rick Wagner shares Microsoft Federal’s 2020 progress in delivering solutions and tools for digital transformation and efficient mission-focused operations. Please see Part 1 for examples of federal agencies achieving success in addressing pandemic impacts and meeting diverse missions.   In Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella’s 2020 letter to…

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A time of resiliency, change and innovation: How cloud-focused business strategies are driving transformation across industries – The Official Microsoft Blog

To help its service technicians more efficiently repair and maintain its models, Mercedes-Benz USA is outfitting all of its authorized American dealerships with HoloLens 2 headsets. The devices are equipped with Microsoft Dynamics 365 Remote Assist, a mixed reality app that that lets users collaborate during hands-free video calls from their own computers. Organizations have long known the importance of…

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