The hololens (https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-hololens/) is here! Welcome to week 4 of the future, with augmented/mixed reality.
This week, a bit of basic use in the laser lab, using Hololens for a remote desktop feed and rapid reference data snapshots. These are the first steps towards a more sophisticated and interactive use in the lab, which could bring together data from multiple discrete instruments around the lab, and present them to the user in either a spatially fixed form (as in the video), or a HUD which tracks and is always visible as the user moves around.
Some additional notes & links:
Laser system: Coherent Legend Elite Duo, see https://www.coherent.com/Products/?1505/Legend-Elite-Series
Pointing stabilization system: Aligna from TEM Messtechnik, see http://www.tem-messtechnik.de/EN/aligna.htm
Visit http://femtolab.ca for more.