My predictions for augmented reality in 2021

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Two days ago, I’ve given you my predictions for virtual reality in 2021 (read it, in case you missed it). Now it’s time to make some forecasts about its companion technology, that is augmented reality! Multiple bodies and various objects will be able to be augmented.

My predictions for augmented reality in 2019

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Augmented Reality in 2018. You may hate or love Magic Leap, but the fact that it has released a product is for sure a great news for all the ecosystem : if after all those investments, that startup failed, it would have had a ripple effect on all the ecosystem, making investors lose trust in augmented reality. On the contrary, Microsoft has worked a lot on the platform, to make it more appealing to enterprise customers. Predictions for Augmented Reality in 2019.

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Augmented reality is reaching a mature state according to Gartner

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According to the very famous market analysis company Gartner, Augmented Reality is no more an “emerging” technology, but it has graduated as a mature one. This news comes one year later than a similar one regarding Virtual Reality : in a popular post of mine of 2018, I highlighted how in that year VR had disappeared from the Gartner Hype Cycle (the curve showing the current maturity status of all emerging technologies). augmented reality Best articles market

Microsoft HoloLens 2 Assists De'Longhi Japan Call Center Agents Using Augmented Reality Product Models

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Less than a month after the worldwide launch of HoloLens 2, call center consultant BellSystem24 has already prepared an augmented reality solution for one of its clients.

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5 Industries Which Could Benefit From Augmented Reality Post COVID

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Augmented reality has been making waves in a number of industries including healthcare, events, and sports. But, with the pandemic accelerating interest in augmented and virtual-related technologies, this figure might have underestimated the potential growth.

Post-Pandemic, Augmented Reality Serves Entertainment With Its Re-Emergence

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Most people don’t know augmented reality was first created and tested in the late 1960s: by a Harvard professor, with a wired head-mounted display. In 2014, Google Glass launched–to much fanfare, and nascent jokes online–quickly followed by the original Microsoft HoloLens.

Which Startups Are Hiring for Augmented Reality Jobs?

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In 2019, the demand growth for augmented reality and virtual reality engineers skyrocketed 1400% from the previous year, surpassing the demand for blockchain engineers (the most in-demand skill in 2018). Venture capital investment in augmented reality and virtual reality hit $4.1

Augmented Reality and Hearables: Where the Two Technologies Meet

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Extended reality in visual solutions is making the headlines. Hearables with augmented reality features are becoming ubiquitous thanks to the overall spread of wearables, the contribution of tech giants, and the growing demand for emerging technologies. Sponsored content.

Five Tech Titans Bullish on Augmented Reality

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Augmented reality (AR) became more widely known after the success of Pokémon Go in 2016. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has shaken the company up since arriving in 2014. His most prominent impact at Microsoft thus far has been to move the company into cloud services and products, such as Office 365. It would seem that Microsoft is once again on the cutting edge, after a long period of Ballmer-induced stagnation.

Microsoft Patents Wand-Like Augmented Reality Controller

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Microsoft’s HoloLens already has a physical input device, the HoloLens Clicker, but in a recently published patent, we may be getting a peek into what the company was initially planning before they decided to include each HoloLens with the tiny 3DoF device. image courtesy Microsoft. image courtesy Microsoft. image courtesy Microsoft. image courtesy Microsoft. image courtesy Microsoft.

Microsoft Wins Contract To Supply US Army With 120,000 HoloLens Headsets

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The United States Army confirmed via an official statement yesterday that it has awarded Microsoft a contract to deliver 120,000 military-grade HoloLens AR headsets designed for use in a variety of combat scenarios. ” Image Credit: Microsoft.

US Navy Taps Microsoft's HoloLens for Augmented Reality War Games System

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That's why the US Navy has developed a more realistic augmented reality simulator that runs on the Microsoft HoloLens. Don't Miss: US Army Outfits Soldiers with Augmented Reality Headsets Dubbed the Weapons Augmented Reality Scoring System (WARSS), the program simulates live-fire exercises by displaying 3D imagery of opposing forces in the user's field of view through the HoloLens.

Microsoft Launches Closed Beta Sign-Ups for Minecraft Earth Mobile Augmented Reality Game

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The long tease that is the release of Minecraft Earth continues, this time with an opportunity to start playing what might be one of the hottest augmented reality games ever, before the general public. As promised back in May, Microsoft has opened up its closed beta program for those interested in signing up and diving into the world of Minecraft Earth as soon as possible.

Magic Leap Acquires Augmented Reality Telepresence Startup Mimesys

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Just months after we previewed the augmented reality, volumetric video conferencing powers of Mimesys, the company has undergone a major change — it's now a part of Magic Leap. Don't Miss: Hands-On with Spatial's Remote Meeting App on Microsoft HoloLens "As we expand the spatial computing ecosystem, integrating a best in class communication and collaboration.

US Military Shows Off Modified HoloLens 2 Augmented Reality System

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New images reveal that Microsoft is already well underway in fulfilling its $480 million contract to provide augmented reality headsets to the US Army. The Army Futures Command recently gave CNBC a preview of the Integrated Virtual Augmentation System (IVAS), which is comprised of a modified HoloLens 2 with additional sensors, such as thermal sensor by Flir.

How Is Augmented Reality Enhancing Indoor Wayfinding

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Fortunately, augmented reality and other immersive technologies make indoor wayfinding possible. Augmented reality wayfinding serves as a digital guide. See Also: 4 Applications of Augmented Reality in Physical Security. Sabarish Gnanamoorthy, a 14-year-old innovator, is one of many developers dabbling with augmented reality wayfinding. He is the youngest inventor to receive a Microsoft sponsorship for creating apps for HoloLens.

Augmented Reality in Emergency Management: Enhancing Situational Awareness for Rescue Missions

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Augmented reality can help hone this skill. Augmented reality simulation enables users to have realistic experiences without endangering anyone. Augmented reality can arm paramedics with solutions for disaster victims in life-threatening situations.

Microsoft HoloLens 2 Team Interview — Inside the Specs, Design, & Future of Enterprise Augmented Reality

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As I've mentioned in recent days, it was refreshing to discover that Microsoft's HoloLens 2 stage production was every bit as accurate as presented (check out my hands-on test of the device for more on that). But beyond watching Microsoft's deft HoloLens 2 stagecraft, and trying the product out myself, it's important to understand some of the thinking that went into a device that many have been waiting years to get their hands on.

Interview: Microsoft HoloLens 2 Team Speaks — Inside the Specs, Design, & Future of Enterprise Augmented Reality

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As I've mentioned in recent days, it was refreshing to discover that Microsoft's HoloLens 2 stage production was every bit as accurate as presented (check out my hands-on test of the device for more on that). But beyond watching Microsoft's deft HoloLens 2 stagecraft, and trying the product out myself, it's important to understand some of the thinking that went into a device that many have been waiting years to get their hands on.

The 3 Biggest Challenges Facing Augmented Reality Today

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With the hype surrounding Apple and Google’s (admittedly very cool) AR tracking tech now in the hands of tens of millions of developers and users, you might be tempted to think that immersive augmented reality experiences—delivering the promise of wild AR concept videos we’ve seen over the last decade—are just around the corner. Image courtesy Microsoft. The post The 3 Biggest Challenges Facing Augmented Reality Today appeared first on Road to VR.

Microsoft HoloLens 2 Video Transports Us to Tokyo & into Mind of Developer Dreaming of Augmented Reality Companions

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Along those lines, a new Microsoft HoloLens 2 promotional spot set in Japan does just that, providing a minimalist setting in which the possibilities around the HoloLens 2 are a little more apparent. Don't Miss: Hands-On with the HoloLens 2, the New Best Augmented Reality Experience You Can Get The brief spot was first shown at the annual de:code event in May. When you're trying to pioneer a brand new category of technology, sometimes it's not enough to just have great tech.

Book Review: Mark Pesce’s “Augmented Reality: Unboxing Tech’s Next Big Thing”

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Mark Pesce’s book Augmented Reality: Unboxing Tech’s Next Big Thing comes to shelves in January, but Polity Books put an advance copy in our hands at ARPost. The book takes a long look at augmented reality’s past in an attempt to warn us about its potential future.

New Jersey Utility Uses Augmented Reality to Visualise Underground Infrastructure

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vGIS, a new geographic information system (GIS) visualisation platform from the Environmental Systems Research Institute (Esri) partner Meemim , is being used to view underground infrastructure while wearing Microsoft Hololens. Piloted by Toms River Municipal Utilities Authority in New Jersey, the technology is a practical application of augmented reality, allowing the user to ‘see’ utility lines under the street in real-time.

How Augmented Reality Is Revolutionizing Hospitality Industry (From Inside Out)

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Augmented reality has become a trend-setting technology in many industries. There are many real-world applications of augmented reality that help companies to build their brand and gain trust. Augmented reality gives hoteliers unlimited potential to engage their guests. Why Is Augmented Reality so Crucial for the Hospitality Business? Examples of Augmented Reality in the Hospitality Industry. Augmented Hotel Environments.

Google Wants Everyone to Try Scribble Art in Augmented Reality

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Available now in the Play Store, the dead-simple augmented reality drawing app makes the old Microsoft Paint app look like Adobe Illustrator. As part of its ARCore push this week, Google has promoted Just a Line from one-time AR experiment to a full-fledged app. After the app establishes the user's orientation to the floor, users simply hold their fingers on their smartphone's screen and move the device around their environment to draw lines.

Eido Inoue tells us everything we need to know about HADO and location based augmented reality

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When I interviewed Kevin Williams , an expert in the LBVR market, he said that there are also some experiments with location-based augmented reality and he mentioned a Japanese arcade AR game called HADO. Go on reading, I bet you will enjoy this journey into the present and the future of location-based augmented reality entertainment. They get immersed in the augmented reality even though they aren’t using a phone or headset.

Defining a Tech Cycle and Where Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality Stand

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The exciting news is that we have started a new tech cycle, with the combination of augmented reality , virtual reality , and artificial intelligence. See Also: Augmented Reality Disappeared From Gartner’s Hype Cycle - What’s Next?

Microsoft Teases Minecraft Augmented Reality Game for Mobile at Build 2019

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It looks like Microsoft will finally make good on its promise to bring Minecraft to augmented reality, as foreshadowed via a HoloLens demo in 2015. On Monday, in conjunction with Build 2019, Microsoft shared a teaser video that managed to give gamers a glimpse of what to expect while still remaining cryptic on details, hence earning its status as a teaser.

Microsoft Expands Its Augmented Reality App Portfolio from HoloLens to Android & iOS

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Although all signs points to Microsoft releasing a new HoloLens in the coming days, the company is nevertheless looking to distribute its augmented reality apps to other operating systems. On Thursday, the Microsoft unveiled plans to port its Remote Assist app to Android, and unveiled a new app for displaying 3D models called Product Visualize, both of which are part of the Dynamics 365 enterprise platform.

Augmented Reality in the Movies: When Fantasy Becomes Reality

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Augmented reality in its most basic sense is nothing new. Now in 2019 some functions of AR, that may have been only fantasy in the past, are quickly becoming our new reality. The sunglasses project an augmented form of the true reality, which only the wearers can see. ?. Now 30 years later, AR glasses are in fact becoming a reality. This robot-vision serves as a sort of stepping stone to what real-life augmented reality is today. Guest Post.

The XR Week Peek (2021.03.08): Microsoft launches Mesh, HTC and Pico tease new hardware, and more!

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Microsoft announces Mesh, an XR collaboration platform. Alex Kipman promised us a Microsoft Ignite conference with an amazing level of immersion , and he kept his word. But since Microsoft owns one of those studios (and using it costs around $100K/day if I remember well!),

Pokemon Go or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying About The Definition And Love Augmented Reality

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Microsoft Signs $22B Contract with US Army to Bring HoloLens 2 Tech to the Battlefield

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Following a prototyping phase started in 2019, Microsoft and the United States Army have announced they are moving to a production phase of the Integrated Visual Augmentation System (IVAS), based on HoloLens 2 technology, through a contract worth up to $22 billion.

Microsoft Shows Off Language-Translating Hologram Powered By HoloLens 2

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Microsoft’s Japanese-speaking hologram steals the show at Inspire 2019. Microsoft’s HoloLens 2 Mixed Reality headset was front-and-center at the 2019 Inspire conference as the company showcased their latest advancements in artificial intelligence as well as mixed reality hologram technology. Image Credit: Microsoft. Image Credit: Microsoft. The post Microsoft Shows Off Language-Translating Hologram Powered By HoloLens 2 appeared first on VRScout.

How Augmented Reality (AR) is Reshaping the Food Service Industry

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© Poly by Google Augmented reality (AR ) technology is a unique tool empowering restaurants, delivery services, and other vendors in the food service industry. The Best VR Events and Concerts Planned for 2021 © TMRW The Mixed Reality Workshop.

How Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality are Revolutionizing Healthcare

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With the COVID-19 epidemic becoming the world’s most pressing issue, emerging technologies, especially technologies related to augmented reality and virtual reality ( AR / VR ), have become more and more instrumental in helping combat the challenges related to the disease.

Watch: Pokemon Go HoloLens Demo Uses Microsoft Mesh For Multiplayer Battles

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Microsoft and Niantic demonstrated a Pokemon Go HoloLens demo at Microsoft Ignite today. This demo was purely proof of concept; Microsoft made it clear this doesn’t represent a consumer product at this stage.