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Microsoft shows how NFL fans could use HoloLens in the future

3D holograms of players and stadiums in your living room.
Microsoft shows how NFL fans could use HoloLens in the future
Edgar Alvarez
Edgar Alvarez|@abcdedgar|February 2, 2016 5:00 PM

It's going to be a while before HoloLens, Microsoft's newly developed augmented reality headset, will become a mainstream product. But since its debut last year, the tech giant has been teasing the potential for HoloLens across different categories, including video games and as a tool for businesses. Now, Microsoft is expanding on that, revealing a fresh concept based around the NFL -- just in time for Super Bowl 50.

The video (below) shows how football fans could one day use the device to enhance the game-day viewing experience, right from their living room. One scene, for example, gives us a glimpse at someone wearing HoloLens and using gestures to bring up a 3D hologram of a stadium, which shows detailed information such as attendance and weather.

Then, you can see another user who, as a game is happening on TV in the background, sees live fantasy football stats complete with motion graphics. You also get a hologram of Marshawn Lynch running through the wall, similar to Microsoft's Project XRay mixed reality title -- but here it's about showing you the player's height, weight and more.

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Keep in mind this is only a concept at the moment, and Microsoft says there are no specific plans to turn it into a reality. But one can still hope.

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Microsoft shows how NFL fans could use HoloLens in the future