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Here is how HoloLens can keep your real world garden looking good

Microsoft's HoloLens is now in the hands of a small group of developers and Microsoft partners. New apps are being created and tested, and novel ideas are being tried out in the real world for the day where HoloLens is available to everyone.

Perhaps one of the most ingenious uses we have seen yet comes from Javier Davalos on YouTube, who used it for gardening. You read that right, and we are not talking about a virtual one, but the real garden in his front yard.

Davalos demonstrates in the video how mixed reality can let him superimpose a holographic sphere over one of the bushes in his yard. He can then use clippers to trim the plant into a perfect (or near perfect) rounded shrub.

Needless to say, that is one creative use of the powerful Windows Holographic computer!

Check out the video and let us know what you think.

Daniel Rubino is the Executive Editor of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft here since 2007, back when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, Microsoft Surface, laptops, next-gen computing, and arguing with people on the internet.

34 Comments
  • HoloLens has infinite possibilities, can't wait for a commercial release!
  • exactly! true innovation is being done by Microsoft waiting for the commercial release of the DNA storage technology MS has recently ventured into. have en hearing this for a few years now. with a tech giant like MS in the project, things can go pretty fast now ~DheeraJ~
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  • Yeah.. Because everything goes so fast with the MS Backup. Look at Skype for example. /s
  • my eyes, experience from the past and imagination works better i dont need holo lens for this
  • Not everyone can, and this is just a small example of what this can do. I imagine there's plenty of shapes you can't do that can be made a lot easier with the hololens.
  • Edward Scissorhands, eat your heart out!
  • Wow, that is actually some really creative thinking!
  • Brilliant!
  • It's amazing and confirms that the most simple ideas are usually the smarter ones! Though it seems Javier Davalos ran a couple of kms before recording! Breath in, breath out! Then do your gardening! Just joking!
  • That also means we could super impose an image and just draw it on paper for instance. Tracing paper will cease to exist once consumers get access to hololens. :P.
  • But imagine the tech becoming the size of Google Glass and the price of an iPod. Imagine the art/music classes at schools.
  • Or what if contact lenses if we go even crazier! :D
  • Why not making a sculpture out of a hard rock/stone...?
  • My snowmen will never be the same again!
  • One of the great uses.
    Thanks for posting.
    There is more stuff out there, showing more power of hololens.
    Let's get started WC. Post more of them.
  • neat.
  • This is what digital tools are about: giving power to the people, leaving the creativity to them. Not about selling their data for advertisment (hi google), nor about being an elitist product (apple).
  • Oh **** I always needed that O M G but tbh it's scary taking the holo lens outdoors. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • I imagine you could create 3D horses, bears, etc. using the same technique for trimming bushes, if you had the right kind of bush and it was big enough. LOL
  • Chances are there would be an HoloLens app for that. Looks like the near future, our neighbourhoods would likely to have some very interesting-looking gardens. XD
  • So cool! Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
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  • When are we getting it? MS is getting better and better.
  • That's really cool. Windows Central for Windows 10-Microsoft Lumia 640
  • Nicely done.
  • I can win gardening contests with this.
  • ...and have Xbox Achievement for that. :P
  • This made me more excited about architecture applications :D Posted from Windows Central App
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  • Nice creativity!
  • Great idea
  • That what innovation is..... The future beings here...
  • There are so many uses for mixed reality this is just the start. Just taking gardening as an example it would be great if you could look at a plant and identify what it is or ateast automatically narrow down the list to a few possibilities. Then get information on soil type requirements, if its evergreen or not, watering , tips...... This would of course need the software to identify objects in the real world which is hugely difficult.   .
  • he got tired and panting from trimming a bush
  • Cut and paste that plant to another area lol Posted via the Windows Central App for Android