Microsoft is preparing its HoloLens-based Augmented Reality headsets for production and deployment within the U.S. Army. The company will be supplying the army with a version which is specifically tailored for improving the safety and performance of soldiers.
Now it could be just our imagination running wild, but the invite image for the WWDC 2021, set for June 7-11, has got our head spinning wondering if Apple is preparing to finally talk about its developments in augmented reality and virtual reality. More specifically, its well rumoured augmented reality glasses.
Yesterday, Niantic CEO John Hanke shared a post to social media which teased what could be the first, head mounted wearable AR device, as the company continues to accelerate their efforts in augmented reality technology.
Just last week, Facebook revealed a prototype for a wearable device which can be used as a control for augmented reality systems. Facebook's Reality Labs are still developing the device as part of its search to find alternative methods of 'human-computer interaction' (HCI).
Smart Glasses supplier Vuzix Corporation, has recently announced a partnership with rooom AG, a technology start-up company based in Germany which offers app based solutions for 3D and AR for customers in healthcare, education, manufacturing and more.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a significant increase in virtual interactions and so, to continue providing the best service, Facebook is expanding its AI-based augmented reality (AR) initiative.