With Mixed Reality, people wear headsets which allow them to interact with digital content and holograms while walking around in a real, physical, space.
The technology is not just for gaming, or visiting a virtual museum with your friends. It is being trialled by a range of organisations and businesses, from medical schools to emergency services to construction companies and architects.
Kamuda says architects can collaborate in real time on the design of a building. They do not even have to be in the same physical space to collaborate.
The Hololens brings them all together in one virtual space. Potential buyers for a still-to-be-built apartment can take a virtual walk-through to see what it will look like and feel like.
At Microsoft, Kamuda’s team have even created relaxation spaces where users can don a headset and escape for a few minutes from their office to the beach, or a park, complete with music or the sounds of the ocean.
Healthcare is another industry where there is huge potential.
“X-rays or MRIs, they are often presented with flat media,” Kamuda says. “What happens when you start to see them come together in three dimensions is really transformative for doctors.”