New Delhi, January 19, 2022: Microsoft India announced today that HoloLens 2 is now available in the country, bringing the capabilities and value of mixed reality solutions to Indian enterprises across industries.
Mixed reality blends the physical and digital worlds – covering the spectrum from augmented reality to virtual reality – so that these worlds can co-exist and interact in real time. This augments the jobs of first-line employees in sectors such as manufacturing, automotive, healthcare, and education, and unlocks significant benefits for these businesses and industries.
Businesses in critical job and growth-creating sectors worldwide have already felt the value and benefits of investing in mixed reality through HoloLens 2: a Forrester Total Economic Impact Study commissioned by Microsoft showed that it offered a 177 percent return on investment (ROI) over three years, as well as improvements to employee health and safety, business continuity, customer experience, and customer outcomes. Among a host of benefits, the HoloLens 2 can help:
- enable remote maintenance and reduce downtime as well as improve worker productivity, accuracy, and upskilling in the manufacturing and automotive industry;
- facilitate training and simulations and remote consultations between experts in the healthcare sector; and
- drive better learning outcomes through interactive experiences that help students to learn better and faster in the education space.
Healthcare major Apollo Hospitals has an AI-powered Cardiovascular Disease Risk Score API that is designed specifically to predict an individual’s risk of having a cardiac event within seven years. Using the immersive mixed reality experience of HoloLens 2, this API is integrated with an individual’s health vitals to build a 3D visualization that represents the current and future states of the person’s heart.
“By providing this immersive mixed reality experience and explaining the cause and effect of one’s lifestyle, we hope that the conversation between the doctor and patient is now much more personalized, meaningful and impactful,” said Dr Sathya Sriram, CEO, Preventive Health, Apollo Hospitals.
“We are in a new era of computing, in which the digital world goes beyond two-dimensional screens and enters the three-dimensional world. HoloLens 2 helps businesses and their employees complete crucial tasks faster, safer, and more efficiently, and creates new ways to connect with customers and partners. It also addresses specific local industry challenges by enabling capabilities that help companies become more competitive and innovative at scale,” said Rajiv Sodhi, Chief Operating Officer, Microsoft India.
Mixed reality can help solve future business and industry challenges, including the skills gap, by enabling simulated on-the-job training, optimizing operations and efficiencies through real-time insights and visual guidance, and driving innovation at the intelligent edge. Integrating HoloLens 2 with Mixed Reality Business Applications, industry ISV solutions, and both new and existing Azure services turns it into a powerful device for both businesses and employees.
HoloLens 2 is available in India via commercial authorized resellers Softline and Team Computer. Trade enquiries can be routed to the authorized distributor Redington India.
Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT” @microsoft) enables digital transformation for the era of an intelligent cloud and an intelligent edge. Its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. Microsoft set up its India operations in 1990. Today, Microsoft entities in India have over 16,000 employees, engaged in sales and marketing, research, development and customer services and support, across 11 Indian cities – Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, New Delhi, Gurugram, Hyderabad, Kochi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Noida and Pune. Microsoft offers its global cloud services from local data centers to accelerate digital transformation across Indian startups, businesses, and government organizations.