Augmented Reality

Incentivizing Innovation in First Response

There are few industries as mission critical as first response. Technology innovation in mission-critical industries like first response, therefore, is non-negotiable if U.S. cities want to provide the best quality of life possible to its citizens. Industry and government are both investing in first-response technology innovation through efforts like seeking R&D (research and development) proposals for partnerships and putting forth challenges/contests that offer cash and other types of prizes for winners. Stimulating innovation in these ways and others will help the first-response community by giving them smart new ways to digitize, automate, analyze events, collect more data from the field, and benefit from realtime communication.

By |2020-08-26T19:26:27+00:009/1/2020|

IoT, AR, VR to beyond with 5G

For this column let’s consider how IoT (Internet of Things) technologies and 5G will impact medicine and healthcare. Just for a moment I think it’s really important to imagine what our society will look like when we imagine real possibilities for technology beyond what we ever dreamed possible.

By |2019-06-26T13:42:06+00:006/26/2019|

AR and VR in the Industrial Space

Last week, LiveWorx 2019 in Boston, Mass., brought many in the industry together to discuss and discover topics that will help form the future of the industrial enterprise. PTC puts on the annual event, which this year focused on topics like IIoT (industrial Internet of Things), robotics, Industry 4.0, and AR (augmented reality). In fact, the theme for 2019 was “The Augmented Workforce.”

By |2019-06-20T19:32:01+00:006/20/2019|

An Enterprise Case for AR/VR

I can’t say enough about 5G. In fact, my comments on 5G are stirring people to ask me questions about it on social media, and that’s great. That means people are reading, people are doing their homework, and people are making the investments in the future of digital transformation.

By |2019-06-19T19:45:45+00:006/19/2019|

Digital Reality, IoT, and More

We’re living in a world in which our very realities are being enhanced all with the help of a little technology called the IoT (Internet of Things). AR (augmented reality) and of course, its VR (virtual reality) sidekick are quickly becoming relevant once again in more use cases than ever before.

By |2019-02-04T19:38:32+00:002/1/2019|

5G Opens up New IoT Possibilities

With the New Year comes many new challenges and many opportunities for the IoT (Internet of Things). There is no question that 2019 can be seen as the year of innovation, led by a world of 5G.

By |2019-01-01T16:12:05+00:001/1/2019|

PTC Lifts the Covers

Out with the old and in with the new. PTC CEO Jim Heppelmann might not agree, but that is pretty much what he is saying about the IoT (Internet of Things) these days and maybe even about some of his less than active partners.

By |2018-07-02T13:36:49+00:007/2/2018|

CES – 101: Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality

It’s really interesting to note how VR (virtual reality) stepped up to play an integral role this past holiday season. More specifically, Walmart deployed VR to help train its retail employees to speed up their daily tasks during the busy holiday to train them to find products quickly and deal with harried shoppers. Each worker went through VR training scenarios to work out their best responses to keep customers happy.

By |2017-12-20T16:18:46+00:0012/5/2017|

Virtual Reality Opens Doors for Education

Two of the most talked-about IoT (Internet of Things) technologies today are AR (augmented reality) and VR (virtual reality). The potential to transform industries from manufacturing to healthcare seems just around the corner with AR and VR; in some cases, it’s just a matter of finding that “killer app” that takes the technology mainstream. Education is another sector that could benefit tremendously from continued innovation in AR and VR.

By |2017-09-21T19:09:08+00:009/20/2017|

What’s the Market Value for Industrial Wearables?

Recently, my editorial team and I were discussing an article that claimed Fitbit’s sales struggles bode poorly for the wearables market as a whole. The article cited lackluster 2016 holiday sales of fitness trackers and subsequent layoffs at Fitbit as evidence that the wearables market was “stagnant.” But here’s my point—since when did we give Fitbit so much say over the entire wearables space?

By |2017-08-17T18:28:38+00:008/16/2017|
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