HoloKit 1

2018 - 2019

byBotao Amber Hu, Fengyuan Zhu, Yang Liu, Miao Tian


Amber Garage, a Silicon Valley based creative art & tech studio, on June 1st, 2017 at Augmented World Expo launched HoloKit, the low cost open source mixed reality experience, which includes the HeadKit cardboard headset and TrackKit software. With your smartphone and Mixed Reality apps, HoloKit provides you access to the world of Mixed Reality right in your hands, affordably.

HoloKit features super sharp optics quality and a 76-degree diagonal field of view. Pairing with a smartphone, HoloKit can perform an inside out tracking function, which uses the changing perspective on the outside world to note changes in its own position. HoloKit merges the real and the virtual in a smart way. While you see through the real world, virtual objects are blended into it. Powered by the accurate gyro and camera on smart phones, HoloKit solidly places virtual objects onto your table or floor, as if they were physically there without physical makers. These virtual objects will stay in the same place even if you walk away, just like real physical objects.

HoloKit is different from screen-based AR experience. You can directly see through the headset and view the real world as is, and in the meantime the virtual objects are projected on top of the real world, as opposed to viewing both the real and the virtual through a smartphone camera.


Media: Headworn AR

Technologies: HoloKit Headset, Unity3D

Research Topics: Collocated Mixed Reality


Concept Designer: Botao Amber Hu

Concept Designer: Fengyuan Zhu

Prototype Engineer: Fengyuan Zhu

Interaction Engineer: Yang Liu

Interaction Designer: Miao Tian

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