Emerging Technology Workshop: Mixed Reality Headsets

What you'll learn

Workshop description

Leverage Augmented Reality (AR): Learn how businesses are using AR Headsets to reduce costs and environmental impact.

The world is now a very different place—and so are the ways we can use different technologies for greener and safer work. We started the series of workshops in July this year, showcasing Drone Technology and Unmanned Ariel Vehicles (UAV). Now, it’s time to learn about the benefits of using Hololens 2, the most advanced mixed reality head-mounted glasses optimised for hands-free work, powered by the Windows Mixed Reality platform.

Over the last several years, using Hololens 2 has become more popular because it boosts productivity while reducing cost and waste. With the help of Augmented Reality (AR) technology, business owners are able to remove the need for printed materials, making it more economical and efficient by eliminating the cost of paper.

At the same time, workers can get all the necessary data, such as blueprints, manuals, etc., without looking at computer monitors or mobile devices, thus reducing human error and unnecessary accidents that occur when workers constantly look at the screen.

Outcomes you can expect:

Mixed Reality is a representative of an exciting new era, as it provides tangible visualisations of projects that can be interacted with, turning the digital into the real.

As digital natives, current generations are highly familiarised with interacting with technology. They have been brought up on computers, tablets, and smartphones—so it makes sense that the next generation of builders and architects will be those who grew up using AR and Virtual Reality (VR) devices.

That’s why now is the time to enhance the ways we visualise our built environment. We are at an exciting point in history where we can imagine anything, build anything, and visualise anything—we literally have the power to shape our world and our future as we wish—and mixed reality devices like HoloLens are helping to make this potential a reality.


Hololens 2, by Microsoft, is a technology that can precisely overlay digital images onto the real world around us. This technology has created all kinds of new possibilities and we will explore how this technology can be used to improve existing processes in various industries.

*This half-day workshop can be delivered online or in person and is popular for college teaching staff, IT Managers and students (who can also be delivery partners and interact with business attendees where workshops are presented in person).  It will be 3 or 4 hours in duration and led by an expert facilitator.