Darren Bennett Microsoft HoloLens from our VR/AR Global Summit 2018 (Video)

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From his first days at Microsoft, Darren has been focused on innovation. His initial prototype contributions to KINECT came early in the platforms development and wowed execs, and he quickly progressed to creative direction of KINECT Adventures. The title offered a new arena for human interaction and was a critical piece in future exploration of human expectation for natural interactions. Darren moved from success at KINECT to leading edge development, from concept to ship, on Microsoft HoloLens. He drove software incubation efforts, creative direction of the experiences portfolio and finally, shipped UX for the first Mixed Reality operating system - Windows Holographic. Today, he's back home in British Columbia and applying the power of Mixed Reality to the modern workplace.

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VR AR at Microsoft in NYC

It was an awesome event at Microsoft NYC filled with demos and fun next-generation experiences. One demo that stood out was the VR Motion Simulator. Virtual reality has long been a dream of gamers everywhere. Given Microsoft’s interest in VR (i.e., HoloLens) and games (I.e. Xbox), the next big opportunity could be this motion simulator “unit” that I took for a test-drive, which combines motion with VR. Playing a car racing game, the unit gave me an immersive experience that I “felt” like never before; In addition to “seeing” the experience in VR, the unit also enabled me to “feel” every turn, spin, or accident with other cars by simulating the motion.  The prototype cost is about $3500, pricy, but cost will come down with mass production of these units. Coming near you at your local amusement park, arcade room, or your future in-house set!