Augmented Reality

Vuzix and TensorMark Partner on AR COVID-19 Credential Detection Solution

Vuzix and TensorMark Partner on AR COVID-19 Credential Detection Solution

Smart glasses and Augmented Reality (AR) technology supplier Vuzix and computer vision specialist TensorMark have announced a partnership that will see the Vuzix Blade Smart Glasses as an option to help businesses and venues looking to safely reopen during the COVID-19 pandemic. TensorMark recently announced it was moving forward with a strategic initiative that is…

4G/5G Capabilities Among iFalcon AR Smart Glasses Upgrades

4G/5G Capabilities Among iFalcon AR Smart Glasses Upgrades

Smart Glasses and Augmented Reality (AR) technology company Vuzix and Dubai-based software developer and solutions provider NNTC have announced 4G/5G capabilities for the iFalcon Face Control Mobile, the fully autonomous artificial intelligence-powered facial recognition system that is integrated with the Vuzix Blade Smart Glasses. With the latest update to version 2.0, the iFalcon Face Control…

Apple Releases ARKit 3.5 with Lidar Support

Apple Releases ARKit 3.5 with Lidar Support

Apple has released an updated version of ARKit, its augmented reality (AR) development tool, to now support the new lidar sensor found in the upcoming 2020 iPad Pro. ARKit 3.5 features a new Scene Geometry API that uses lidar’s capabilities — the measuring of distances using pulsed laser light — to create a 3D map…

New Apple Products Include iPad Pro with Lidar Scanner

New Apple Products Include iPad Pro with Lidar Scanner

Apple has unveiled some new products including an update to its entry-level MacBook Air laptop, and a new iPad Pro that comes equipped with a lidar scanner, which would bolster the popular tablet’s augmented reality capabilities. The 3D depth-sensing lidar — which stands for Light Detection and Ranging — scanner uses pulsed laser light to…

New Thermal Imaging Smart Glasses Combine Vuzix and Librestream Tech

New Thermal Imaging Smart Glasses Combine Vuzix and Librestream Tech

Smart glasses and Augmented Reality (AR) technology supplier Vuzix has partnered with AR enterprise solution provider Librestream to announce an integrated hands-free thermal imaging smart glasses solution. The solution — a combination of the Vuzix M400 Smart Glasses and Librestream’s Onsight platform — is a potentially vital tool for frontline workers to monitor body temperatures…

Google Glass Enterprise Edition 2 Now Available for Direct Purchase

Google Glass Enterprise Edition 2 Now Available for Direct Purchase

Google announced that it has made its Google Glass Enterprise Edition 2 available for direct purchase. This means developers interested in tinkering with the product no longer have to go through a “solution provider”, as was the case up until now with the device that was launched almost one year ago for $999. Google initially…

AR Market to Grow by $76.99B Between 2020-2024: Report

AR Market to Grow by $76.99B Between 2020-2024: Report

According to a new report by global research and advisory company Technavio, the global augmented reality (AR) market is expected to grow by $76.99 billion in the period between 2020-2024. The growth in the market is expected to receive a boost from the growing AR-enabled smart glasses market. Smart glasses add contextual information using AR…

Surgical Robotics Specialist Joins Proprio Advisory Board

Surgical Robotics Specialist Joins Proprio Advisory Board

Dr. Takeo Kanade has officially joined the Proprio Advisory Board. Proprio is a Seattle-based company that is currently working to develop imaging and mixed reality technology that will make it easier for surgeons to carry out more complex procedures.  To that end, Kanade is a computer vision and robotics specialist who currently serves as the U.A.…

Ericsson Report Anticipates Rise of Multisensory Digital Experiences

Ericsson Report Anticipates Rise of Multisensory Digital Experiences

Ericsson is anticipating the rise of multisensory digital experiences after releasing its latest ConsumerLab Hot Consumer Trends report. The report is based on the responses of 46 million early tech adopters, who predict that an Internet of Senses will formally take shape by 2030. That Internet of Senses will take advantage of technologies like 5G,…

Isobar Publishes XR Guide for Modern Marketers

Isobar Publishes XR Guide for Modern Marketers

Isobar has released a new “XR Playbook” that teaches marketers how they can take advantage of XR technology in their advertising campaigns. The agency is pitching XR as an innovative foundation for creative experiences that will be more engaging for consumers and help drive future business growth. The report was put together by Isobar-affiliated XR…

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…

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