We have long promoted the Microsoft HoloLens as the ultimate guided tour device for museums and exhibitions, and now a new application has arrived from Russian startup Hologroup designed to make it even easier for museums and other institutions to get up and running with creating a Hololens-powered experience.
Their application, MR Guide for HoloLens, lets users upload digital assets such as pictures, audio, video, objects or animations, and, using the HoloLens, place them around the environment and set up triggers that can guide visitors along the way.
Holograph CEO Alex Yakubov notes:
With the help of MR Guide, creating a holographic tour is no more difficult than making a PowerPoint presentation. Now, museums, showrooms, exhibition stands and every other innovative space can start mixing their reality with any interactive digital content, to help focusing the attention of their visitors and guests. Previously, projects likes this would have required 3 to 6 months of active work of a lot of expensive developers and contractors, now everyone can do it themselves, without any additional help.
All of that digital assistance does not come cheap, with the software costing a full $999, but then a HoloLens is not cheap either, and time and money saved will likely rapidly recoup the investment.
See a tour in action below:
Read more about the software at MRGuide.Pro here.