Chandra shares her passion for innovation and her goal of saving lives through the use of her 3D scanning and data visualization solution. Chandra and team’s efforts to help doctors and engineers understand what’s below the surface put them in the winners circle of the 2019 NASA iTech-Cycle I competition.
Chris shares his perspective on the importance of waveguides in creating eyeglass-thin smartglasses, and what sets DigiLens technology apart. We also discuss the recent $50M they raised from Niantic, Universal Display, Samsung, Sony, and others.
Timoni dives deeply into the challenges of making computers, and specifically smartglasses, better tools for a wider swath of humanity. She and her team are focused on creating something that’s both good and useful.
Anil and his team figured out how to calculate the precise position of your device and quickly scale the AR Cloud using satellite imagery data. He shares his story, his unique perspective, and the powerful implications it may have on the advancement of AR everywhere.
Alan shares his passion for the potential and early signs of transformative impact that AR & VR are beginning to have in Retail, Education, and Enterprise. He also shares some lessons learned as a founder and how he’s helping other founders today.
Paul is a 20-year veteran in spatial computing and he discusses the current state-of-the-art from Vuzix. Plus we dig into early consumer use cases and the pros and cons of some microdisplay technologies.
Scott reflects on his entrepreneurial journey, including going to college while working at a startup, and creating Scope AR, which was accepted into startup accelerator, Y Combinator. We also talk about addressing enterprise challenges around problem resolution and guided work instruction.
Derek shares the origin story of STRIVR and talks about the profound impact of training in VR can have for both enterprise workers and athletes alike. Derek also shares some leadership lessons for startup CEOs he’s learned along the way.
Reynold and Kieran discuss their approach to designing and developing AR smartglasses, and what we can expect out of Rokid Glass and Rokid Vision when they start to ship. We get into some of the lessons they’ve learned, the challenges of consumer-grade smartglasses, and where they see the market going.
Mike profiles the underlying motivations of the major players and anticipates where they are heading in AR. We talk through market forecasts and riff on video pass-through vs optical see-through smartglasses.
Jan-Erik, Christine, Jason, and Collin dive into elements of the State of the AR Cloud report and share their reasons for participating in this initiative. They make the case for both broad and targeted involvement by the community to ensure the spatial internet is even more inclusive, safe, and broadly useful than what has come before.
Vinay talks about HTC Vive’s strategy as it relates to VR, AR, and 5G. From his vantage point at HTC, Vinay also shares advice for both investors and startups, and provides his perspective on building a community and creating an impact on the ecosystem.
Tony dives deep into some of the technology in smartglasses, including the butterfly waveguide optics and laser beam scanning display in the new Hololens 2. We talk about microLED, video pass-through mixed reality, Apple’s plans in 2020, and more.
Hugo breaks down Qualcomm’s strategy for AR & VR – both in terms of hardware they’re creating and their approach to engaging with the community. He talks through hardware configurations (current and coming soon) and whether AR & VR will merge.
Paul is a game industry veteran and early employee at Magic Leap. He talks about those early days at Magic Leap and the lessons he’s now applying to make AR creation simple at Torch. We also discuss who’s using mobile AR today and the path to smartglasses.
Kent looks at both the potential positive and negative impacts of VR and AR on truth, reality, and the human experience. He ponders the ethical and moral dilemmas surrounding the technology and describes his efforts to create framework for making better decisions.