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.

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.

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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

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.

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. which uses the HoloLens 2 to display virtual product models rendered via DataMesh's 3D technology and delivered using Microsoft's Azure cloud platform. Don't Miss: Watch Trimble Give the Microsoft HoloLens 2 the Elon Musk Tesla Cybertruck Smash Test, Sort Of Dubbed the Call Center Work Style.

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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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

7 investors discuss augmented reality and VR startup opportunities in 2020

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For all of the investors preaching that augmented reality technology will likely be the successor to the modern smartphone, today, most venture capitalists are still quite wary to back AR plays. Tipatat Chennavasin, The Venture Reality Fund.

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.

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

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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.

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.

HoloLens 2, All the Specs — These Are the Technical Details Driving Microsoft's Next Foray into Augmented Reality

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Now that we've officially seen the HoloLens 2 and Microsoft has shown off the improvements and new superpowers of the augmented reality headset, what about the specs? Luckily, Microsoft has laid bare the full specifications for its next-generation headset. radiants (light points per radian) Eye-based Rendering: Display optimization for 3D eye position The display is arguably the most important aspect of any augmented.

What Apple’s Dual Camera iPhone Means For Augmented Reality

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Although there weren’t drastic changes made to the physical design of the iPhone (minus that old thing called a headphone jack), Apple’s unveiling of a dual-lens camera points to a world where millions of consumers could one day put a powerful augmented reality device in their pocket. Virtual and augmented reality are two related but different takes on head-mounted or smartphone display technology. Is this a hint of Apple’s future plans for VR and AR?

These Apollo 11 Augmented Reality Experiences from Google, USA Today, Time, & Smithsonian Will Fly You to the Moon

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Luckily for us, augmented reality presents the opportunity to experience the Apollo 11 launch and landing, as well as the moonwalk, within our own, Earth-bound terrestrial boundaries. Don't Miss: Microsoft's Live HoloLens 2 Apollo 11 Demo Didn't Take Flight, but You Can See It Thanks to Unreal Engine's Video The John.

Apple Hires NASA Expert To Help Build Augmented Reality Glasses

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According to a Bloomberg story published this week, Apple hired Jeff Norris of NASA to work on augmented reality initiatives. Norris was the face and voice of NASA’s mixed reality projects for some time now. He was on stage at last year’s Unity Vision Summit explaining how the organization was using Microsoft’s HoloLens to help ground crews communicate with astronauts and operate machinery in outer space.

What ‘Pokémon Go’ Could Be Like if it Was Really Augmented Reality

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But what would it look like running on a dedicated augmented reality headset? Developer CapitolaVR decided to find out by building a Pokemon Go inspired test game for their brand new Microsoft HoloLens. All potential issues with Pokémon Go’s classification as an augmented reality title aside, the game has been incredibly popular since its launch earlier in the month, going so far as to bump Nintendo’s stock points by a significant margin.

My predictions for augmented reality in 2020

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After having written my predictions for virtual reality in 2020 , let’s see what will be the trends for this year in augmented reality. A worker wearing HoloLens 2 (Image by Microsoft). Let me be very honest: I’m not expecting that much from this year in augmented reality. If virtual reality is still in the early stages, augmented reality is even before that , and the technology is growing very slowly.

Microsoft Transitions To OpenXR Standard For Windows Mixed Reality & HoloLens

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Microsoft is transitioning to the OpenXR standard for future new features it builds in VR and AR. A post by Alex Turner at Microsoft explains that “starting in Unity 2021 , OpenXR will then graduate to be the only supported Unity backend for targeting HoloLens 2 and Windows Mixed Reality headsets.”

This iPhone & Android App Lets You Celebrate 50th Anniv. Of Moon Landing by Taking the Trip in Augmented Reality

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Kennedy Library Foundation has launched an app that allows users to recreate the historic flight and landing via augmented reality. Don't Miss: Microsoft's Live HoloLens 2 Apollo 11 Demo Didn't Take Flight, but You Can See It Thanks to Unreal Engine's Video The app, which is made for iPhones (iOS) and Android devices gives the user the ability to.

Will Apple, Facebook or Microsoft be the future of augmented reality?

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Apple is seen by some as critical to the future of augmented reality, despite limited traction for ARKit so far and its absence from smartglasses (again, so far). Yet Facebook , Microsoft and others are arguably more important to where the market is today. Augmented Reality Column Hardware Venture Capital Apple Facebook Google head-mounted displays Magic Leap Microsoft mixed reality Samsung smartglasses smartphone smartphones Snap Snapchat Virtual reality

Hands-On with the HoloLens 2, the New Best Augmented Reality Experience You Can Get

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In the last couple of days there's been a lot of speculation about the powers of Microsoft's HoloLens 2, but few have had a chance to get their hands on one to see if the company's claims live up to what HoloLens inventor Alex Kipman showed off on stage. Don't Miss: HoloLens 2, All the Specs — These Are the Technical Details Driving Microsoft's Next Foray into Augmented Reality.