HoloLens 2 gains auto eye positioning in 20H2 update

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The HoloLens 2 has a new update that brings the device to version 20H2. The update includes several new features, including auto eye positioning, new options for IT professionals, and more. The update also addresses issues and includes several fixes.

One of the most noteworthy features of the update is auto eye positioning. Usually, the HoloLens 2 requires people to go through eye tracking calibration. With auto eye positioning, the headset can work in the background to figure out a person’s eye positions. Here’s Microsoft’s description of the feature from an updated support doc:

Auto Eye Position (AEP) enables these scenarios with an interaction-free way to compute eye positions for the user. Auto Eye Position starts working in the background automatically from the moment the user puts the device on. If the user does not have a prior eye tracking calibration, Auto Eye position will start providing the user’s eye positions to the display system after a small processing time. This processing time typically is between 20 – 60 seconds. The user data is not persisted on the device and hence this process is repeated if the user takes off and puts the device back on or if the device reboots or wakes up from sleep.

Here are the highlights from that same support doc:

Following the update, the HoloLens 2 can work with Autopilot with a Wi-Fi connection. Previously, the headset required a wired connection through Ethernet for this feature.

The support doc has extended sections for each highlighted point, including how-to guides and detailed explanations.

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