Microsoft has just revealed its most recent partnership concerning its HoloLens augmented reality headset, and Lowe’s is the name associated with this particular partnership. Lowe’s, famous for being a chain of home improvement stores, will see HoloLens being introduced in the Seattle area, although not in all of its stores, and will also enable shoppers to be able to customize kitchens with the help of holograms.
Microsoft HoloLens general manager Scott Erickson shared, “Lowe’s is using HoloLens to demonstrate a variety of design options for kitchen cabinetry, countertops, appliances and features like backsplashes, in a visually-rich and interactive way. Lowe’s customers will be able to experience a holographic representation of a completely new kitchen, adjust finishes and options instantly, and share their designs easily online.”
Once the Seattle pilot is done and dusted with, the other Lowe’s locations in Raleigh, North Carolina would be on the receiving end of the HoloLens as well. This move would enable ordinary folks to make use of the HoloLens, which is interesting since so far Microsoft has worked with the likes of Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Clinic, as opposed to the layperson. It would be interesting to see how this might give augmented reality a boost at retail stores.