Microsoft is looking for kids and adults to help in a HoloLens study at its Redmond campus

Last week, Microsoft opened pre-orders for those approved to buy the Developer Edition of its HoloLens augmented reality headset, priced at $3,000. It will likely be quite a while before the consumer version of the device is ready for primetime - but Microsoft is preparing well in advance for when that day comes.

Microsoft User Research tweeted today that it's looking for kids and grown-ups to take part in a 'HoloLens' study...

...but before you get too excited, there are a few things you need to know. First of all, you'll have to be in the Seattle/Redmond area, in order to be able to attend the sessions on Microsoft's main campus.

Second - and perhaps disappointingly - the registration site for the study reveals that its purpose is to "ensure HoloLens and Microsoft wearables fit for everyone". Indeed, it's not entirely clear if those who attend will even be able to see the headset in action, beyond simply being allowed to wear it.

The registration site also notes that the study "involves taking facial measurements", and requires "a clean-shaven chin and cheekbone area to get proper measurements". Only the beardless - and those willing to shed their facial hair - will be allowed to take part.

The study is being conducted by Microsoft's Human Factors team, and those selected to attend will join the company for one of several one-hour sessions, the first of which will be held next week.

Attendees will get a $50 Visa gift card "or one software/hardware gratuity from a select list of options".

If you meet the criteria, and you're keen to attend, you can sign up here.

Source: @msft_listens | Hat-tip to Richard Hay @WinObs

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