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VR Headset On: Wow! VR Headset Off: Also Wow!

The Wow Factor Many of us have at one point put on a Virtual Reality headset for the very first time and experienced VR.  We donned the Head Mounted Display (HMD), the app began, and … “Wow. How did I get here?” “Wow. How can I actually be moving this door that feels like I’m really touching it?” As someone who observes people trying VR for the first time on a regular basis, I am also reminded that removing… Read More

ARKit: What it is, How it is Done, and Why You Care

This post is based on a presentation I have been giving, with the goal of enabling companies to make more informed choices about tools to use in the creation of Augmented Reality (AR) experiences. ARKit, Apple’s recent addition to its iOS frameworks, is a good step in the adoption of AR for widespread use. As I expressed in a previous post, entitled “Why Should Your Company Choose an Augmented Reality or Virtual… Read More

Why Should Your Company Choose an Augmented Reality or Virtual Reality Solution

What is the Right AR or VR Solution for Your Company? As companies hear about the adoption of Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) solutions, they want to assess where immersive apps might fit into their technology roadmaps. I regularly have companies or individual entrepreneurs approach me for advice on how to incorporate AR or VR into their processes or offerings. It reminds me of the initial “dot… Read More

Not Simple as a Brick

So, I was sitting in the AWE Hacks hackathon, yesterday at Augmented World Expo. There were teams all around me working on digital eyewear apps for fun and prizes. Then what comes buzzing over my head? A bird, a plane? No, it was a Google Glass controlled drone, created by Dave Martinez of Brick Simple. The room was full of innovation, much of it on devices borrowed from the leading manufacturers of ground breaking digital… Read More

All My Bags Are Packed

All my bags are packed and I’m ready to go … Packed with devices, and ready to go to Augmented World Expo, in Santa Clara, California. Monday’s a travel day for me, but when I get into the area of the Expo, I hope to at least stop by the free 2 day opening event: “AWE Hackathon – Wearable Apps”, led by the inspiring Pete Wassell of Augmate Corporation. I’ve worked on some digital… Read More

Thoughts before Augmented World Expo

It is the weekend before AWE 2014, and I can’t think of a better time to inaugurate my blog about Augmented Reality. In past years, my springtime technology jaunts to the Bay Area were centered around Apple’s World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC), as my software consulting company had been predominantly based around iPhone and iPad apps. This year, I will travel to Santa Clara, to immerse myself in Augmented… Read More