Augmented Reality at CES 2015 – What to expect?

AR.org and Ori Inbar will be hanging out at the AR Pavilion – booth #SV6 at the entrance to the Sands Expo Level 2 at CES 2015. Come see us!

What else to expect at CES 2015?

Here are new announcements:

Optinvent unveils the ORA-X

The ORA-X is a revolutionary mobile device in a disruptive form factor – Forget “Smart Glasses” that look geeky. Enter a new category: Smart Headphones – running Android – with high quality audio – and an adjustable see-through display.

Vuzix announced a 30% stake investment by Intel

A great vote of confidence in the Smart Glasses pioneer
Vuzix is also expected to show a working pre-production demo of slim see through stereo AR glasses

ODG to unveil sub $1000 consumer Smart Glasses  at CES 2015 booth #SV6

Epson to showcase Application Developers

Epson to Showcase New Consumer and Enterprise Apps on Moverio BT-200 Smart Glasses

at booth 74728

Augmented Reality Apps for Live Action Gaming, Education, Manufacturing and More Demonstrate Power of Platform for Merging Digital Content with Real-World Environment

LyteShot, PlayAR, EON Experience VR, NGRAIN, Aero Glass, Augumenta, Scope AR, Metaio, APX Labs, Rochester Optical,

Softkinetic Reveals 3D Vision Technology for Augmented Reality Mobile Platforms

Sony SmartEyeGlass

Sony Electronics Suite 30-111, Sony Electronics Inc. N108, 14200

Seebright Wave new product announcement at booth 75480

Atheer Showcases Gesture-Controlled AiR™Smart Glasses

ARM Meeting Space MP25256; South Hall 2 (Ground Level)

Augumenta announces Roshambo Reloaded

Will demo new game at the Epson Sands Expo booth #74728

 

InfinityAR showcases its engine with Lumus Glasses at booth #SV6

http://www.infinityar.com/

 

XOEye Technologies and Vuzix Announce Partnership

XOEye Technologies and Vuzix Partner to Deliver End-to-End Enterprise Wearable Technology Solutions in North America and Europe

XOEye is exhibiting its solutions this week at the 2015 International CES in Las Vegas at the Eureka Park NEXT pavilion located in the Sands Convention Center, Level 2, Booth #75616.

Qualcomm to demonstrate Tablets with DepthSense Cameras and Vuforia

Qualcomm will demonstrate on their main booth a Sony Experia tablet with our embedded DepthSense camera running an new  Vuforia build
 Booth #8252

Hyundai to show an Augmented Reality Head Up Display at CES

Also, don’t miss:

CastAR’s Jeri in CNET’s SuperSession panel – The Next Big Thing: New Realities. Tuesday, January 6th, in LVCC, North Hall, Room N257, from 3:30-4:30 PM.  

Additional notable AR and VR presence at CES 2015

  • Kopin at the Venetian Palazzo Hospitality Suites
  • APX will also be present at the following booths: Vuzix, Epson, and Sony
  • Occipital unveils new gaming experience at CES South Hall (gaming area), also at Sands as part of Autodesk (Spark)
  • Lumus Suite 335

  • MicroVision, Inc. Suite 469, Suite 569, Suite 571

  • Sulon Technologies Inc. 26214

  • Tobii 71837

  • XOEye Technologies 75616

  • Oculus VR 26002, MP25965

  • Avegant Corporation 74547

  • eyeSight Mobile Technologies at the Venetian Palazzo Hospitality Suites 72037

  • Dassault Systemés | 3DEXCITE 72722

  • Canon N109, 13106

  • Daqri’s new Smart Helmet at Suite

 

Predictions for 2015

Finally, the best collection of predictions for Wearable Tech in 2015 by Tom Emrich:

 

14 WEARABLE TECH PREDICTIONS FOR 2015

 

And to get the lowdown of the Smart Glasses market, key players, adoption – get your copy of AugmentedReality.Org’s Smart Glasses Report at http://www.augmentedreality.org/smartglassesreport

 


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Share your AR opinion – Win A Pair of Smart Glasses

Our good friends over at Wikitude are rounding off 2014 with an Augmented Reality Survey, to better understand the AR community’s needs and top feature requests to provide better AR solutions and experiences. And we all want better AR experiences right!

So, not only do you get to share your opinion on AR to help shape the future, but Wikitude have team up with Vuzix and are offering an amazing Vuzix M100 Smart Glasses and a copy of their SDK in a prize worth over €3400.

It’s an awesome prize, so head over to Wikitudes site now for your chance to win.

 

 


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Smart Glasses Report Predicts 1 Billion Shipments By 2020

New York, NY – November 5, 2014: A new report by AugmentedReality.Org is predicting that the Smart Glasses market will soar towards 1 billion shipments near the end of the decade. The report, “Smart Glasses Market 2014”, defines the scope of the Smart Glasses (or Augmented Reality Glasses) market, predicts how fast it will ramp up, and which companies are positioned to gain from it. It forecasts the adoption phases between 2014-2023, the drivers and challenges for adoption, and how hardware and software companies, as well as investors should plan ahead to take part in the next big computing cycle.

Get the Report

Progress and Mind Share Small

With over 10 new Smart Glasses launched in 2014 – this is a banner year for Smart Glasses. AugmentedReality.Org expects shipments to reach 1 million by fall 2015 – mostly for enterprises, followed by an increase to 10 million by 2016, 50-100 million shipments by 2018, and eventually capture the mainstream consumer space and cross 1 billion shipments at the turn of the decade. The report predicts that as the market matures and early winners emerge, by the end of 2016 the market will experience a “shakeup” with mergers, acquisitions, and significant investments. It argues that consumer electronics giants, and other players in the ecosystem have no more than a 12 months window to position their companies in the space (build, buy, partner) – or risk missing the opportunity.

Market Adoption Small

Enterprises Will Lead, Consumers Will Follow 

Driven by need of Fortune 500 companies to become more competitive, the largest investments in Smart Glasses and related software in the next few years will come mostly from the enterprise space. AR Glasses targeting niches (Bicycle helmets, competitive sports, entertainment) could also thrive. Once enterprise usage irons out the kinks of Smart Glasses and pushes their prices further down – the consumer market will take the lead – with the goal to ship a pair of Smart Glasses to every consumer.

Target Audience 

  • Hardware manufacturers and suppliers

  • Hardware startups

  • Software developers

  • Investors

  • The entire Augmented Reality ecosystem

Key Questions Answered in this Report

  • How will the market evolve?

  • Who are the key players? What are their strategies?

  • What is the competitive landscape?

  • What are the needs, challenges, and solutions?

  • What’s the value chain for AR Glasses?

  • What’s the forecast for market adoption in the next decade?

  • What are the drivers for adoption?

  • What’s the right price? The right timing?

  • Will this market happen at all? How big can it get?

Companies Mentioned in this Report

Google, Epson, Vuzix, Optinvent, Lumus, Meta, Sony, Samsung, Apple, Amazon, Kopin, ODG, Atheer, Glassup, Mirama, Penny, Laster, Recon, Innovega, Elbit, Brother, Oakley, Fujitsu, Microsoft, Canon, Lenovo, Baidu, Nokia, LG, Olympus, Foxcon, Konica Minolta, Daqri, Skully Helmets, Fusar, Magic Leap, Oculus.

AugmentedReality.Org is a global not-for-profit organization with a mission to advance Augmented Reality to advance humanity. It catalyzes the transformation of the AR industry by educating the market about the real power of AR, connecting the best talent around the world, and hatching AR Startups and helping bring them to market. This report is a service to the community funded by members and sponsors.

About the Author: Ori Inbar is the Co-Founder and CEO of Augmented Reality.ORG, and the founder and producer of Augmented World Expo – the world’s largest conference for AR. He dedicates his time is to explore and analyze every aspect of the industry, try every product, and speak with every expert. He lives and breathes Augmented Reality. In 2009, Ori was the co-founder and CEO of Ogmento, one of the first venture-backed companies focused on augmented reality games. Ori is recognized as a passionate speaker in the AR industry, a lecturer at NYU, as well as a sought after adviser and board member for augmented reality startups.

Watch Ori Inbar present key findings from the Smart Glasses Report at InsideAR 2014

For further details please contact info@AugmentedReality.Org or +1 (571) 293-2013

The 27 pages report is available for $799 on AugmentedReality.Org’s website.

AugmentedReality.Org members may purchase the report at a discount for just $99.

Get the Report


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Augmented Planet 2014 – November 17th, London

Augmented Planet is back for our 5th annual Augmented Reality conference being held at the very cool Google Campus, London – 17th November 2014.

If you’re a developer, brand, digital agency or just have passion for Augmented Reality then this is the years must attend event. See what’s hot with wearables, hear from the industry’s leading speakers and much more!

Find out more and register for FREE here – http://events.augmentedplanet.com/


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AR Glasses Workshop

No doubt about it, there is a huge amount of interest in AR glasses with many of you eager to get your hands on a pair to try. But unless you are lucky enough to know someone who owns a pair, opportunities can be fairly limited

As we start to finalise the agenda for Augmented Planet 2014, I’m please to announce, Andreas Hauser from Wikitude will be running a 60-minute “Customized AR SDKs for Smart Glasses“ workshop. The workshop will focus on AR Glasses and how their new and unique interfaces change the way we use, develop, and interact with augmented reality

The workshop is a must for anyone who wants to try a variety of AR Glasses, and for developers looking to understand some of the key challenges compared to AR on smartphones, tablets and laptops.

The workshop will be split into 2 parts.

The 1st half hour will consist of an introduction to the different kinds of AR Glasses currently available in the market and their peculiarities (see-through vs non-see-through, monocular vs binocular etc.). It will also cover an introduction into the software (SDKs and applications) available to develop for and use AR Glasses.

The 2nd half hour will allow the participants to get hands-on with AR glasses and some demo applications. Participants will be able to try the Glasses themselves to get a full overview on what is currently possible.

If you want try out various AR Glasses and learn how you can build your own AR enabled applications, make sure you book your place at Augmented Planet 2014 now. It’s free to attend and takes place on the 17th November in London.

 

Keep your eye on the Augmented Planet Event website for as we announce more speakers and content.

 


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Augmented Reality Events

The end of the year is always a good time to get along to an AR conference and see some cutting edge examples of AR in action. This year is particularly exciting as there are so many companies eager to make AR hardware available to consumers. 2015 is going to an exciting year.

As it happens there are two fantastic events taking place in October and November that will help you get ready for 2015 and see some of the exciting hardware that’s just around the corner.

InsideAR
First up is InsideAR which takes place in Munich on 29th & 30th October.
InsideAR is one of the largest AR events boasting over 1000 attendees, 15 hours of talks and 10 workshops. With a focus on 3D sensors and wearable technologies, if you are serious about AR, you need to be at this event.  Tickets normally cost €395 but if you book before 30th September you can save yourself a cool €100 on the ticket price.

You can learn more InsideAR here

Augmented Planet
Every year at Augmented Planet we host our own AR event in London. This year’s event will be held at the Google Campus Building in London on the 17th November. AP2014 is free to attend and we’ll be focusing on AR and wearable’s.  I’ll be publishing the agenda soon (damn the time consuming day job), but be sure to book your place now as space is limited and the event is almost fully booked.

Book your place at AP2014 here


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CALL FOR PAPERS – 5th ANNUAL AUGMENTED PLANET CONFERENCE

Augmented Planet 2014
Google Campus Building, 17th November, London
Augmented Planet is back for our 5th annual augmented reality conference to be held in London on 19th November. We are now inviting you to submit your talk to help us to create a compelling agenda which covers the latest innovation in AR.

 

Purposed topics, (but are not limited to):

  • AR Hardware and wearable’s
  • Platforms and tools
  • AR marketing and case studies
  • 10 minutes of fame – showcase your AR

Please submit your concept for a speaking slot here

Not interesting in speaking? Reserve your free seat at this year’s biggest and best ever augmented reality conference.


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Glass Explore and Explorer

Explore&Explorer

Google I/O kicked off today with not much fanfare around Glass. From a pure awareness stand point, Glass is the best thing that happened to Augmented Reality since the iPhone. And as a champion of the Augmented Reality industry from way back in 2007 – I am an avid supporter.

But Glass Explorers* make me angry (*users of the Google Glass prototype.)

I am not angry at Explorers because they love to walk on the street with Glass so that passerbys stop and ask them about it (although passerbys just want to take selfies with Glass)

Glass Selfie2

I am not angry at Explorers because they love getting into bars just to be denied service. Nor am I angry because they drive cars with Glass just to annoy highway patrol officers.

And you know what, I am not even angry at their eagerness to pay an exuberant amount of money to be testers in the most expensive beta program ever.

All that doesn’t bother me so much.

As Jon Stewart says : Intolerance shouldn’t be tolerated.

You know why I am angry at Glass Explorers?

Because they totally mistake the purpose of wearing.

In the Daily Show’s “Glass Half Empty” segment a Glass Explorer explains: “it’s basically a cell phone on your face.”

Ugh!

Daily show wearing Glass

“Make calls, get email, surf the internet…accessibility to everything on your cell phone” but now “right there on your eye”.

This is a bad case of skeuomorphism. Arrrgh!

iphone-dial-retro

Skeuomorphism: a dial phone on a touch screen!?

Can’t escape the comparison to Dumb and Dumber.

The “Glass Half Empty” Explorer argues: “With Glass you maintain in the here and now…”

So far – that’s brilliant. With Augmented Reality you Play in the Now.

But then he continues: “when I check messages I am looking in your general direction – I am not distracted.”

Just when I thought you couldn’t possibly be any more explorer. Or dumber.

Dumb and dumberer

My friend (and I mean it from the bottom of my heart), if you are reading a text message while talking to me – you ARE distracted. And looking in my GENERAL direction is like farting in my general direction.

Maybe these are just run-of-the-mill explorers regurgitating talking points.

So I asked a [very] senior [and very smart] member of the Google Glass team what’s the most compelling Glass app he’s seen so far. He didn’t flinch when answered: “Texting.”

Wah-What!?

This makes me mad!!!

The second Law of Augmented Reality design clearly states “Augmented Reality must not distract from reality”.

Second law of AR design

If it does distract you – it ventures into virtual reality which is an escape from the real world. The fundamental purpose of Augmented reality is to make you more aware of the real world and make things around you more interactive. Because in an interactive world everything you do is more engaging, productive, and fun.

The Simpsons’ Days of Future Future episode warns us about the consequences of not paying attention to the real world:

Epilogue

An incident that brought my anger to a head: A senior member of the Glass team which recently participated in a Glass Class at AWE 2014 didn’t agree to be video-taped or mentioned by name while at the same time was wearing Glass and [could have] recorded us all…

Aaarrrggggh!!

When I calm down, I’ll show what I consider good uses of Augmented Reality.

In the meantime check out over a hundred videos from AWE 2014 – the world’s largest event focused on Augmented Reality, Wearables, and the Internet of Things.


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