HoloLens: the virtual reality headset for elevator repair | The Guardian

Passengers in a ThyssenKrupp elevator in the tallest building in the western hemisphere might have felt their ears pop on the way to the 63rd floor last Thursday. There, using Minority Report-style mixed-reality glasses, the German engineering behemoth had joined Microsoft to demonstrate the bleeding edge of elevator repair technology.

At One World Trade Center in Manhattan, next to the 9/11 memorial, ThyssenKrupp Elevator Americas chief executive Rich Hussey said the company had been honing its ambitions after the recent Council on Tall Buildings, held this year in New York.

In a Boston accent a little out of place from his German colleagues’ marbled tones, Hussey said the company’s contract for the gigantic skyscraper gave them a number of advantages, including bragging rights regarding a building so famous.

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Mike Rawson has recently re-awoken a long-standing interest in robots and our automated future. He lives in London with a single android - a temperamental vacuum cleaner - but is looking forward to getting more cyborgs soon.

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