Augmented Reality

Mercedes AR Exhibit Lets You Play Tennis with Sloane Stephens

Mercedes AR Exhibit Lets You Play Tennis with Sloane Stephens

Mercedes-Benz is bringing a new Augmented Reality installation to the U.S. Open Tennis Tournament in Queens, NY. The exhibit allows visitors to receive an AR tennis lesson from 2017 U.S. Open Champion Sloane Stephens, and will be on display from August 21st to September 8th at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. “This…

MWC Barcelona: Sensory CEO Todd Mozer on Embedded AI and Vision/Voice Fusion Tech [Audio]

MWC Barcelona: Sensory CEO Todd Mozer on Embedded AI and Vision/Voice Fusion Tech [Audio]

Mobile ID World is in Barcelona, reporting live from Mobile World Congress: the most important mobility conference in the world. This year, MWC’s theme is ‘Intelligent Connectivity’, and with AI, IoT, biometrics and identity all converging to bring about new and innovative user experiences, it was only appropriate we catch up with Sensory, Inc., an…

MWC Barcelona: GSMA’s David Pollington on Intelligent Connectivity, Biometrics, and Augmented Reality [Audio]

MWC Barcelona: GSMA’s David Pollington on Intelligent Connectivity, Biometrics, and Augmented Reality [Audio]

Mobile ID World is reporting live from Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week, straight from the nexus of biometrics, identity technology and mobility. On day one of the world’s biggest mobility event, Mobile ID World’s Director of Digital Content, Susan Stover, spoke with David Pollington, Head of Applications and Services, GSMA, about what to…

New AR-Based Virtual Assistant for Healthcare Offers Living Room Check-Ups

New AR-Based Virtual Assistant for Healthcare Offers Living Room Check-Ups

SameDay Security, also known as the “Electronic Caregiver Company”, has announced a new virtual assistant for remote care based on conversational AI and Augmented Reality technology. Called Addison, the virtual assistant is designed to essentially appear in a healthcare patient’s home, thanks to its AR functionality. What’s more, the avatar can use biometric technology to…

GSMA, Industry Partners Announce AR/VR Forum

GSMA, Industry Partners Announce AR/VR Forum

The GSMA is looking to tie Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality technology to the growing momentum around 5G connectivity, announcing a new initiative aimed at encouraging the development of cloud-based AR and VR services. Called “The GSMA Cloud AR/VR Forum”, the program has the backing of major mobile network operators including China Mobile, China Telecom,…

Toshiba Brings Voice Command to Smartglasses (Again)

Toshiba Brings Voice Command to Smartglasses (Again)

Toshiba has upgraded the software powering its dynaEdge AR Smart Glasses for enterprise and industrial use, delivering voice command functionality to the devices. In a statement announcing the upgrade, Toshiba America Client Solutions marketing and engineering VP Carl Pinto called the addition of voice interaction “a game changer” that “allows a professional equipped with our…

Hong Kong Smartglasses Firm Sees ‘No Shortage of Budget’ in Gov’t Surveillance

Hong Kong Smartglasses Firm Sees ‘No Shortage of Budget’ in Gov’t Surveillance

Xloong, a Hong Kong-based tech company specializing in Augmented Reality glasses, is looking to the government’s growing interest in biometric surveillance technology to turn the company to profitability. The firm was founded in 2015, and has tailored its smart glasses technology to a number of applications including industrial engineering, messaging displays in military helmets, and…

Toshiba Enhances AR Smartglasses with Software Integration

Toshiba Enhances AR Smartglasses with Software Integration

A new partnership with Augmented Reality specialist Atheer has brought new functionality to Toshiba’s dynaEdge AR smartglasses. The enterprise-focused headgear now supports Atheer’s AiR Enterprise software. The support means that Toshiba’s smartglasses can now support voice command functionality, bar code scanning, remote guidance with visual annotation, and the creation of drag-and-drop checklists. And the solution…

New Snapchat Features Illustrate Rise of AI

New Snapchat Features Illustrate Rise of AI

Snapchat is taking advantage of speech recognition technology to enhance the augmented reality capabilities of its social media platform. The company has announced a new feature that allows its app to recognize simple words like “hi”, “yes”, “no”, “love”, and “wow”. Saying these words will allow users to automatically trigger animated effects; for example, saying…

China’s AI Giant Branches Into Autonomous Driving, AR

China’s AI Giant Branches Into Autonomous Driving, AR

“It’s another sign of the rapid growth of SenseTime, which announced earlier this year that it had become the world’s most valuable AI company after a series-C funding round that brought the company $600 million.” Facial recognition specialist SenseTime is branching out into autonomous driving and augmented reality, according to one of its co-founders. Speaking…

iOS 12 Preview Reflects AR, AI Trends

iOS 12 Preview Reflects AR, AI Trends

As is its wont, Apple previewed the next version of its iOS mobile operating system during this week’s Worldwide Developers Conference, and while it offers a number of new features and capabilities, a few in particular reflect broader trends in the mobile industry. Enhanced Augmented Reality The most eye-catching of those is probably its refined…

Qualcomm Focuses on A/V and AI for New XR Chip Platform

Qualcomm Focuses on A/V and AI for New XR Chip Platform

Qualcomm Technologies has officially launched its first comprehensive AR and VR chip platform. Announced just as this year’s Augmented World Expo is getting underway, the offering is dubbed the “Qualcomm Snapdragon XR1 Platform”, encompassing AR and VR into the broader category of “Extended Reality”. In a statement announcing the platform, Qualcomm emphasized the sophistication of…