Task – Look at master VR sheet!!!!!!!
Volumetric VR capture by 8i, DepthKit (RGB+D), Alucid, replay technologies, and Uncorporeal
Joel Susal, the guy who started the audio VR/AR group at Dolby
VR speakers / notes
Nancy Bennett with TwoBitCircus – doing VR for the NFL, Verizon, Indie Car (Formula One) and other live action shoots. Developed her own software and rig!
Eugene Chung – content creator - hololens, crescent bay
Matt Terndrup, reporter for Road to VR. Not a speaker, but a good kid
Ian Forester CCO & Co-founder, Christina Heller, CEO of VR Playhouse, 310-765-2007 ext. 1 (o) | 323-393-3491 (m) | Ian@vrplayhouse.com Ikrima Elhasan, CoFounder, Kite and Lightning – very articulate young black guy with dreads 3/22/15 VRLA Marriott (also Ray Davis, GM Unreal Engine )
Future of Storytelling conference (Ken Hertz!)
Daniel Engelhardt |LIONSGATE| Director, Interactive Ventures & Virtual Reality | p: 310.866.6792 | f: 310.388.0808 | e: firstname.lastname@example.org http://itch.io is a simple way to share Indie games for free (from VRLA - http://martinschubert.itch.io/weightless - a meditative space station experience)
Vice VR content should be downloadable. Edie will get students to demo. Wemo will loan Gear VRs
http://variety.com/2015/digital/news/sundance-vice-news-to-premiere-virtual-reality-feature-from-spike-jonze-chris-milk-1201412976/ Hollywood Tries Its Hand at Virtual Reality Content
Warren Mayoss, head of technology product development at DreamWorks Animation.
Warren.email@example.com - in spreadsheet
Mayoss’ team at DWA has been working for the past few years with Oculus and USC’s Institute for Creative Technologies to address what may be the most important question of all in this sector: Just what is VR video content, anyway?
Cory Strass-burger, a producer for VR who has created content for clients including NBCUniversal and Lionsgate
“There is a lot of energy in Hollywood around immersive video as a new content type that they’re interested in exploring,” said Nick DiCarlo, VP-g.m. of immersive products and virtual reality at Samsung. “That all looks like real investment and the risk-taking necessary to get something like this off the ground, so I’m very encouraged.”
“If Magic Leap makes projection-based VR the thing we need to focus on at certain point, then we want to be flexible enough to transition to whatever the right thing is at the right time,” said James Milward, president of Secret Location, which produced a VR experience for the Fox series “Sleepy Hollow.” “VR is an optimal platform that we’ll go hard in, but we won’t be boxed in.”
Contacts from Razer, Christopher Mitchell (developing a list of OSVR devs)
Officially I can recommend
Randy Pitchford (Gearbox Software)
Adam Orth (ThreeZeroOne)
Elisa Di Lorenzo (Untold Games)
Paul Bettner (Playful Corp)
Red Bull Media
Ted Schilowitz – on list
Ivan Blanstein, VRCade Seattle (came to prior DTS)
Ron Cohen, Nantworks VR (NDA)
Rothenberg Ventures – VR Accelerator
Cambridge Consultants - ?
Edutainment: Brendan Reilly, CEO of EON Sports VR – a speaker at the EON Reality webinar on VR, Feb. 3, 2015
Augmate’s wearable environment empowers orgs to quickly and securely scale thousands of wearable devices across their workforce
Grand Central Tech
335 Madison Ave
New York NY 10017
Augmedix rehumanizes healthcare through wearable, non-interrupting technology during patient visits. We pair physicians with Google Glass and a team of trained health consultants to automatically document patient visits and ease the hassles of working with EHRs. Augmedix works with all major EHRs to translate the patient-provider interaction into structured data.
$16M Series A
San Francisco, Stanford connection – no location on website
Built for Google Glass!
Augmented Pixels Inc.
720 University Ave, Suite 200, Palo Alto, CA 94301
“Augmented Pixels creates a world where drones and robots can see and navigate as humans do.”
SLAM, Computer Vision, Augmented Reality.
They develop AR apps for drones, robots, tablets, anything.
Industries: retail, real estate, drones, SLAM (Simultaneous Localization and Mapping – positioning w/I 1”)
Vitaliy Goncharuk, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tagging images and objects
Aurasma is owned by Autonomy, which is owned by HP.
Leading Visual Discovery App using most advanced mobile Augmented Reality. Blipp objects you're curious about and unlock useful and entertaining content.
- Unlock AR experiences (a la Nintendo 3DS), bonus info, games, coupons, etc. by image recognition of object/box/art/etc.
The free Blippar app, available on iOS, Android, Windows and wearables, allows millions of people to discover more about the world around them with a simple blipp.
AR glasses and retroreflective mat. Developing software and an SDK for others
Refunded their Kickstarter and promised donors commercial glasses when released in a few years.
Catchoom is an award-winning Image Recognition and Augmented Reality provider
- CraftAR, the Ultimate Augmented Reality (AR) toolbox; AR creator, cloud image recognition, analytics, API, media library.
- Enterprise Image Recognition, Flexible on-premise IR technology that allows you to seamlessly integrate full-service IR platforms with your existing CMS, billing functionality, and marketing tools to create Amazon-sized IR platforms.
R&D example: only 20% of the information in the image needs to be recognizable in order to achieve successful results.
Spanish company. NYC office - 415 670 9105 225
WeWork NoMad, 79 Madison Ave
New York, NY 10016
39 Parker Suite 100
Irvine, CA 92618
Includes eon sports VR (www.eonsportsvr.com)
Hardware tracks the device’s position and orientation in 3D physical space built on the de facto standard platform provided by Qualcomm’s Vuforia.
Overlays 3D data on top the real world through graphical markers or QR codes to use for real time visual guidance and feedback.
Adds immersion capabilities to mobile devices for applications in Industry, Education, and Edutainment.
Wearable AR Glasses allows users to manipulate and process contextual visual data.
EON supports devices such as EPSON’s Moverio and Google’s Glass.
LCD Driving Method: Poly-silicon TFT active matrix
LCD Size: 0.42 inch wide panel (16:9)
LCD Pixel Number: 518,400 dots [(960x540) x 3]
Refresh Rate: 60 Hz
Field of View: 23°
Screen Size (Projected Distance): 80 inch at 5 m - 320 inch at 20 m
Color Reproduction: 24 bit-color (16.77 million colors)
Imagine Mobile Augmented Reality Ltd.
16 Ha'melacha st. Afek Park
Rosh Ha'ayin, Israel
Israel company owned by Nanjing MRK Technology Development Co., Ltd
Team is both Chinese and Israeli!
The glasses running a unique operation system, which can run on a variety of platforms like Android, Linux, Windows and others.
The operating system includes logical and algorithmic abilities to fix the virtual objects to the reality.
Infinity Augmented Reality, Inc
USA Office: Tel: (917)-677-2084
9 Mota Gur Street
Petach Tikva, Israel, 4952802
They focus on the algorithms to improve recognition of the real world (including image prediction to reduce latency), representation of the virtual objects (lighting, …), and manipulation of the object.
Next Gen wearable display prototype – combines a contact lens for seeing the microdisplay and a large (6X larger than Glass) display behind sunglass lens
Steve Willey, CEO, Director former co-founder of Microvision (3D glass co.)
(July 2013) - Intel purchased this Israeli based gesture recognition technology company for $40m.
(September 2013) - Intel Capital invested an unspecified dollar amount in Recon, the world's first Heads-Up-Display products for sports.
(March 2014) - Intel Capital invested $15m in this Israeli smartglasses startup focused on helping the visually impaired and blind.
(November 2014) Intel Capital invested an unspecified dollar amount in Eyefluence, an augmented reality and virtual reality technology company that has developed low-power, eye-tracking technology, which integrates into any augmented reality or virtual reality head-mounted display (HMD)
(January 2015) - Intel Corporation invested $24.8m in Vusix, a US based manufacturer of smartglasses. Intel's investment will be used for general working capital to accelerate the introduction of Vuzix next generation fashion-based wearable display products into the consumer market.
(January 2015) Intel acquired this Swiss based Composyt, who developed a pair of smartglasses with Lemoptix (also acquired by Intel) that featured direct retina projection and a holographic combiner at the 2014 Augmented World Expo AWE.
(March 2015) Intel acquired Lemoptix, a startup that focused on automotive head up displays, embedded projectors in smartphones and low power wearable displays and 3D sensing according to Startupticker. startup that focused on automotive head up displays, embedded projectors in smartphones and low power wearable displays and 3D sensing according to Startupticker.
Hatfield House, 52-54 Stamford Street London, Greater London SE1 9LX United Kingdom
Kishino delivers pioneering, proven and scalable augmented reality solutions for retailers and retail brands and are leading the way in augmented reality technology and innovation across several key sectors.
Specialties: augmented reality, retail augmented reality, multi platform augmented reality, full service solutions
225 Technology Circle Scotts Valley, CA 95066
Industrial displays – Vuzix and telco’s are partner / customers.
EnhancedViewTM technology is based on the special curvature of a semi-reflecting lens, which collimates a multicoloured image into the user’s field of vision. The special properties of the glass lens allows a wide field for the enhanced view (the standard is 40° x 30°) and the image resolution 800 x 600 pixels.
Layar – part of the Blippar Group
Offices in Amsterdam, London, NYC (work thru Blippr’s LA office)
Product – quckly drag and drop to create your own AR experiences
License Layar SDK or use their Experts for 1-on-1 solutions
Pricing $3.50/page/30 days
Together, Layar and Blippar have collaborated with many of the world's top brands, including Pepsi, Coca-Cola, Procter & Gamble, General Mills, Anheuser-Busch, Elle, Glamour, Honda and BMW.
Lumus Ltd. (Israel)
US office - 16133 Hillvale Ave,Monte Sereno CA 95030-4112
ORA-X, headphones with a retractable AR display (Glass in a headphone!), as well as other light-guide wearable displays.
Osterhout Design Group (ODG)
153 Townsend Street, Suite 570
San Francisco, CA 94107
R-7 AR glasses
Dual 720p, 80fps, 80% transmission other good stuff
Penny AB (Sweden)
Industrial AR glasses – complete or components for helmets,…
C-Wear interactive AR glasses – 853X480, 40x25 FOV, cameras, head tracking
Pristine partnered with ODG, Vuzix, and Epson on AR glasses
Pristine offers AR software tools that run on the major HMD platforms.
Pristine is pioneering the "wearable worker," with enterprise software solutions for smart glasses. EyeSight, Pristine's flagship platform, powers secure and scalable audio/video streaming for hands-free collaboration and remote support
PTC Inc. / Vuforia
IoT investment has grown to about $750 million dollars thanks to their ongoing acquisition efforts. The latest IoT companies added to the PTC family appear to be the augmented reality software company Qualcomm (Vuforia) and industrial automation software company Kepware. (story on my website 1/2/16)
Recon Instruments Inc. (Canada)
100 - 1050 Homer St
Good looking, large Glass-like screen with black surround cup in lower right of sunglasses and ski mask. $499 available now online and retail
235 Berry Street, Unit 703, San Francisco, California, USA, 94159 – 1650
Industrial AR solutions. “SCOPE AR is focused exclusively on bringing the benefits of augmented reality to industry. By bridging the gap between the most advanced computer vision technologies and the best wearable and mobile hardware devices, we provide industries with useful AR solutions that save them time and money by increasing comprehension and maximizing efficiency.”
REMOTE AR is a software tool that connects field technicians and experts to each other immediately and in real-time, over any network, using almost any device, from laptops and tablets to smartphones and glasses, all with the demonstrational simplicity of augmented reality.
Instructional AR – see it, do it, prove it
Training software package, including AR simulations, with student monitoring and analytics for any industry. Teacher/trainer software package. Seabery Augmented Training is an Ed-Tech Resources Management Platform made of cutting-edge technologies aimed to provide a comprehensive educational solution in different areas such as industry, medicine, army, etc.
Seiko Epson Corp (Japan) – see Epson
Sony Corp (Japan)
December 22, 2015 Sony SmartEyeglass, the augmented reality binocular glasses, will have a dedicated booth at CES (the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada), Jan 6-9th 2016. (South Hall 26223)
March 26 2015 - As of tomorrow, on March 27, SmartEyeglass Developer Edition SED-E1 will be available for sale in ten different countries. SmartEyeglass Developer Edition, first announced on February 17, is a binocular display enabling true augmented reality and unique hands-free use cases. Thanks to Sony’s unique holographic waveguide technology, SmartEyeglass comes with super-thin augmented reality lenses with high transparency and excellent brightness. Buy SmartEyeglass Developer Edition SED-E1 through Developer World as of tomorrow.
August 31, 2015 - Drone Control, the new drone controlling app from Sony, was released as open source today for Xperia™ devices and SmartEyeglass. The app works with Parrot drones to get real time flight data and battery life info, for example, superimposed on SmartEyeglass for an augmented reality (AR) experience.
Just AR apps that run on iOS (iPhones) and Toshiba platforms so far
Oct 28, 2015 Toshiba America Business Solutions will unveil its augmented reality app, PictureMe within LA Interactive powered by Toshiba, which is located on the arena’s main concourse. …the augmented reality app projects a digital image of the selected player within the user’s mobile device allowing for a memory-making photo opp.
France HQ, LA - 4717 Van Nuys Blvd. Suite 204
Los Angeles, CA 91403, 323 617 5577
AR ‘try on’ solutions, training, marketing, and sales tools
Kirkkokatu 16, 4th Floor., FI-90100 Oulu, Finland
One Tara Blvd. Suite 200, Nashua NH 03062 Tel: (603)324-7203 Email: email@example.com
VividWorks Ltd. offers innovative online 3D design-to-purchase SaaS platform solutions to the global market.
VividPlatform (product composer, interior planner, VividAR, Salesconnect) - AR visualization tool for retailers, manufacturers, sales which can be integrated into an overall design and customer management suite
25 Hendrix Road, Suite A, West Henrietta, NY 14586, P 585-359-5900
Jaunt is a strategic partner
Glass and Glyph-like design for VR glasses. AR glasses not shown?
Wikitude Gmbh (Austria)
US office - Wikitude Inc., 1062 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA, Phone: +1 (415) 670-9022, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
AR SDK - Andriod, iOS, and Smartglasses AR dev sdk, Unity plugin, image recognition, 2D and 3D tracking (position)
An app that recognizes images and makes them come alive.
Zapcodes can appear on just about anything; delivering video, audio, 3D animation, photos, games, links and a whole bundle of mind-blowing fun to your mobile device.
You can even build and share your own Zapcodes using the Zapcode Creator. Personalise your gifts, add an extra dimension to products or photos, or maybe just turn your cats collar into a high-tech, digital media content delivery system. Sorry kitty!
13101 Washington Blvd., Suite #403, Los Angeles CA, 90066, P: 310.566.7441, Email: Info(at)zugara(dot)com
Retail – virtual try-on and kiosk
Zugara leverages the power of gestures, voice and Augmented Reality to create innovative and compelling experiences for retailers and brands.
Innovation Business Development Manager
We are seeking an Innovation Business Development Manager to join us. The individual will lead the development from innovation aspect by exploring new technologies and establishing new business partnerships for our Augmented Reality (AR) glasses platform.
Innovation Business Development Manager
Accountability & Objectives
The individual will lead the innovation part by exploring new technologies and establishing new business partnerships for our Augmented Reality (AR) glasses platform.
Preform on-going research for new technologies that might be integrated in the next generations of the AR glasses.
Create relevant business connections and partnerships in order to extent technological ability of the product.
Skills & Qualifications
Vast former development managing background – a must.
Background and experience with embedded systems and algorithms – a must. Computer vision algorithms – an advantage.
Proven ability to understand complex technological challenges, explore & research for creative and innovative outbound solutions that might be integrated in the product.
Ability to understand technological concepts and locate new opportunities with technical R&D members and external / 3rd partnerships.
Mindset and Interpersonal Skills
Entrepreneur mind set, innovation lover!
Strong communication and collaboration skills.
An ability to see the big picture along with attention to details.
The job might include business travels abroad at a changing extent.