As this year comes to a close, the ar.rocks team looks back at all the groundbreaking augmented reality news we’ve covered. We’ve ranked our top 10 augmented reality experiences of the year, keep reading to see who is number 1!
PTC’s Vuforia Expert Capture Augmented Reality software, allows processes to be recorded, edited in the cloud and then viewed in other locations through Microsoft HoloLens’ wearable technology. The software was initially developed for companies to teach processes to new employees, however, a new use was found during the pandemic. PTC worked with VentilatorChallengeUK Consortium to assist in the training of hundreds of frontline workers to manufacture ventilators at different sites across the country.
Great Britain’s national mapping agency, Ordnance Survey, has announced that it will be awarding Preloaded, a London based gaming studio, a £300,000 contract for the development for a variety of geolocated challenges, trails and special events, which utilise Augmented Reality technology to encourage the public to spend more time outside exploring.
The true crime community has a new Augmented Reality app, created by Hollywood producer and broadcast journalist, Neil Mandt. The app, called CrimeDoor, is an educational content hub, created for users to explore chilling crime scenes.
NASA is utilising Augmented Reality technology to collect and distribute vital data about the vehicles in our skies, such as drones, to those who need it. Whether the information is needed for managing air traffic, local governance or emergency response, visualising complex data in augmented reality allows for easier awareness and understanding of the operations of vehicles which populate our skies.
The City of Cambridge has installed an Augmented Reality exhibit, developed by students, which explores systemic racism. The exhibition was placed in front of the Cambridge Public Library at Joan Lorentz Park earlier this month.