In a world first, Orbital has provided a mixed reality solution to support Harrison’s Fund, a charity which tackles Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, with a long term goal of overcoming the physical trappings of the illness.
The charity was created with one young man in mind, Harrison, who himself suffers from Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and experiences the day to day troubles the conditions brings. Through a ground breaking partnership with DoubleMe, world leaders in HoloLens and holoportal technology, Orbital provided Harrison with a solution that the world has never seen before and an opportunity for him to interact with his Grandpa from anywhere in the world. The meeting of grandson and grandpa became possible by marrying Microsoft’s HoloLens, the self-contained mixed reality glasses with DoubleMe, the world’s first HoloPortal™ that converts 2D videos into dynamic 3D models in real-time. Together, the technologies enable users like Harrison to see a hologram of their loved one such as their grandpa and have a conversation as if they were in the same room. The convergence of mixed reality technology was just that ground-breaking solution, allowing us to give Harrison a new avenue of communication with his family. See the story below: