CAPE Lecture 9 November: Near Eye Displays by Dr Andreas Georgiou, Microsoft Research

Poster A Georgiou - Near Eye Displays

Talk Summary

Wearable displays are becoming the next computing platform. The smartphone and tablet markets are taking a large slice from the desktop market. New technology must come and fill the gap of productivity and gaming applications where immersion and ease of use are comparable with desktops. Currently, HoloLens by Microsoft is probably the best “wearable computer” in the market and aims to replace the desktop computer one day. Combining state of the art optics, sensors and software, it gives one of the most immersive experiences to the user. In this talk, we will give an overview of the HoloLens headset and concentrate on some of the details of the optical design.


Andreas Georgiou received his first degree and PhD from the Engineering Department of University of Cambridge in 2001 and 2006 respectively. He started working in Holography in during his Master’s year in 2000 and continued to do so during his PhD where he investigated ways to optimise holographic optical switches for telecoms. After his PhD he continued working in Cambridge in collaboration with Alps Electric where within a team built one of the first colour holographic projectors. In 2008 he moved to the Open University working in the same team as the late Collin Pillinger where he designed the UV-Visible spectrometer of the current ExoMars mission to the red planet. Between 2010 and 2012 he worked at Imperial College, London where he developed optical instruments for minimally invasive surgery. From 2012 onwards, he has been with Microsoft Research, Cambridge looking at novel display and sensing technologies. He is also a fellow of Robinson College, Cambridge.


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