SimX has been awarded an R&D contract by the U.S. Air Force to develop enhanced VR medical simulation training capabilities for battlefield tactical combat casualty care (TCCC).
Meta has confirmed that a mainstream, lower-cost follow-up to the 2-year-old Quest 2 is coming in 2023, writes Scott Stein. Here is the link: https://www.cnet.com/tech/computing/meta-confirms-quest-3-vr-headset-is-arriving-in-2023/
The new headset costs $1,100 more than Meta’s Quest 2 headset and contains new technologies like an advanced mobile Snapdragon computer chip, writes Jonathan Vanian.
Amazon has rolled out a new virtual shopping tool that uses augmented reality technology to enable users to try on shoes before they buy them, writes Annie Palmer. Here is the link:...
The enhancement was developed in collaboration with Volkswagen, which has been experimenting with using the headset as a heads-up display in its vehicles, writes Jon Porter. Here is the link: https://www.theverge.com/2022/5/5/23058193/microsoft-hololens-moving-platform-cars-boats-vehicles-volkswagen-driving-hud
The glasses look like a next generation vision of Google Glass, writes Scott Stein. Here is the link: https://www.cnet.com/tech/computing/google-has-new-ar-glasses-in-development/
Tools used by video game developers and movie makers to create top-quality virtual content are now available to businesses and charities at the multi-million pound centre, in Portsmouth, UK, according to...
Nodar, a provider of multi-camera 3D vision technology, has secured a $1.67 million SBIR Phase II contract with the United States Army to develop 3D vision systems.
Microsoft is entering the race to build a metaverse inside Teams, just days after Facebook rebranded to Meta, writes Tom Warren. Here is the link: https://www.theverge.com/2021/11/2/22758974/microsoft-teams-metaverse-mesh-3d-avatars-meetings-features
Creative agency WPP and Snap, the camera company behind Snapchat, have inked a global partnership to build and deliver immersive experiences.
Activ Surgical has raised $45 million in a Series B financing round.
Former Magic Leap CEO Rony Abovitz has started a new company called Sun and Thunder to focus on AI characters and interactive storytelling, writes Dean Takahashi. Here is the link: https://venturebeat.com/2021/01/27/magic-leap-founder-rony-abovitz-creates-startup-sun-and-thunder/
Tel Aviv-based TechSee, an intelligent visual assistance company founded in 2015, has raised $30 million in a Series C equity investment round.
Augmented reality may have struggled to live up to its initial hype, but it’s quietly working its way into our lives—no fancy headset required; writes Rob Pegoraro. Here is the link: https://www.fastcompany.com/90567886/ar-is-finally-infiltrating-everyday-tasks-such-as-google-search
Blue Hat, a producer, developer and operator of augmented reality interactive content in China, says the company has signed agreements with six kindergartens in Xiamen.