Microsoft announced at Build 2016 that Japan Airlines would be one of the first companies to use its HoloLens augmented reality headset. Now the airline has demoed the use of the HoloLens for training employees to help repair plane engines and cockpits.
PC Watch stated that during a press event this week, Japan Airlines showed how an employee can put on the HoloLens and see a version of a plane's engine placed in the real world. The user can move the model of the engine around to see all of it and make it smaller or bigger in order to find specific parts. Yet another demo showed how a HoloLens user could see a simulated airplane cockpit as though he or she was actually sitting down in the pilot's seat.
Japan Airlines considered using traditional virtual reality headsets like the Oculus Rift but in the end it felt that the people using it had to see their fingers, which can only be done on the HoloLens.
Thanks to "Genesis_Prime" for the tip!
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