From key AR and VR industry statistics, to how immersive technology will change the way children learn, to how to design for mobile augmented reality, these are the 18 stories ARPost readers clicked on the most in 2018:
Key Statistics for the Virtual and Augmented Reality Industry in 2018
Statistical data for virtual and augmented reality industry for 2018 indicate the growth path for these technologies and their potential for future market share.
The 5 Best Virtual Reality Music Experiences You Must Try
Benefits of Virtual Reality
Virtual reality has brought entertainment to a higher level. Discover the most immersive ways to enjoy music with the help of virtual reality.
Shoe Unboxing in Augmented Reality: adidas Originals launched a Global AR Shoe Unboxing On Mobile Web To Debut the Deerupt Sneaker
Rose Digital and Annex88 create together the first web-based augmented reality unboxing experience for the adidas Originals Deerupt shoe model.
5 Ways Augmented Reality Will Improve Your (Everyday) Life
The First Head-Mounted Displays – The Telesphere Mask and the Headsight. You might think that strapping a display on a person’s head is a relatively new idea, but it is not. The first head-mounted displays were developed as early as the 1960s. The Telesphere Mask was the first example of a head-mounted display, which provided 3D stereoscopic and wide vision with stereo sound. However, the device lacked certain immersion, because of it being a non-interactive medium. In 1961 two Philco Corporation engineers, Comeau and Bryan, came up with the Headsight. A head-mounted display, much like the Telesphere Mask, the Headsight featured magnetic motion tracking technology, which was connected to a close circuit camera. While the goggles can be named a precursor to modern virtual reality technology, they were not developed for entertainment purposes. Instead, they were developed for the military with the idea that a person would be able to immerse themselves in the remote viewing of dangerous situations.
Augmented reality has developed into a technology that can enhance and alter the way we live. But, can it change our lives for the better?
5 Amazing Virtual Reality Startups to Watch in 2018
These virtual reality startups are among the most promising companies which will take VR technology to new levels of application and innovation.
The Best Virtual Reality Apps for Children
Let your children discover the amazing world of virtual reality through these safe, fun and educational virtual reality apps, developed especially for children.
Creating 3D Characters and Animations for AR Children’s Books
A comic book artist, writer, editor and producer, provides a step-by-step guide to creating the character and animations for an AR children’s book.
Top Augmented Reality SDKs for Developers
Discover the most popular augmented reality SDKs used by developers to create mobile AR applications and games.
How Virtual and Augmented Reality will Change the way Children Learn
Smartphones at the forefront of Virtual Reality. It’s a worldwide reality: smartphones dominate everyone’s every move. It comes as no surprise that taking the smartphone experience to the next level means stepping up the game in VR. With all the VR content users can sink their claws into, all one needs is the perfect device to embrace the wealth of entertainment that awaits him or her.
Exploring the ways in which education will evolve with the help of virtual and augmented reality technologies.
The Best Virtual Reality Racing Games
Buckle up and discover the most engaging, realistic and immersive virtual reality racing games you can play on your tethered VR headset.
Is Virtual Reality Technology Bad for the Environment?
A look into how the production of virtual reality technology impacts the environment, and how producers and consumers can explore VR with minimal environmental impact.
Four Books to Help you Learn About Augmented Reality
Understanding what augmented reality is about can help you to get the most from what it has to offer. Here are some book that could help.
Pi Square: Making Animations Render 1000 Times Faster With Only 10% Cost
Pi Square, exhibitor at SIGGRAPH Asia 2018, is dedicated to revolutionizing the future of animation production.
Top Players in the Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality Space
Its not just about the fun and games. Other than providing action-packed, fun-filled entertainment for the entire family, VR plays a big role to help humanity as developers use it to help those in need in ways that were unimaginable 20 years ago. Some use it to cure phantom pain among amputee victims, while others rely on VR to provide therapy for soldiers suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. VR has also been proven to help children with autism by teaching them social cues and real world lessons. It is being used as a practice board for surgical students before they make the first cut. There is even a VR content targeted at young adults that simulates their physical condition when they get to their 60s, and thus encourages them to save for the future.
Discover the top companies around the world that create value and develop innovative products for the AR and VR space.
Arcona Marketplace: Your Chance to Own Digital Land and Create Your Own Augmented Reality World
The creators of the first AR ecosystem, Arcona, open up its digital land for auction, allowing users to develop their own augmented reality world.
Apprentice.io Secures $8M for the Launch of the First Conversational AI and AR Platform
Adhere to the whole machine drive, system traction, focus on virtual reality modeling, display, sensing, interaction and other key links, strengthen dynamic environment modeling, real-time 3D graphics generation, multi-data processing, real-time motion capture, real-time location tracking, fast rendering processing Such key technologies are underway to accelerate the development and industrialization of virtual reality visual graphics processors (GPUs), physical computing processors (PPUs), high-performance sensing processors, and new near-eye display devices.
Apprentice.io managed to secure $8 million Series A funding to launch its conversational AI and AR platform for pharma/biotech industries.
Augmented Reality Glasses Bring U.S. Historic Sites to Life
Visitors to the historic homes of America’s presidents are now enjoying AR-enhanced tours, thanks to the AR storytelling expertise of ARtGlass and Epson’s augmented reality glasses.
Designing for Mobile AR When the World is Your Interface
Designing for mobile augmented reality presents a unique set of challenges. How can designers maintain some level of control over the user experience while sustaining the AR illusion?
Today, thanks to these innovators, users can now enjoy quality VR experiences such as TheaterMax – a widescreen cinematic experience powered by Lenovo’s VR technology. It lets users attach either the Lenovo VIBE X3 or VIBE K4 Note smartphone to the front of a VR Headset to view movies, play games and experience way more than they’ve bargained for, all on a supersized virtual screen.