Augmented Reality and Lifestyle – Technology That Will Blow Your Mind

Augmented Reality and Lifestyle

Augmented Reality or AR for short, is an interactive experience of a real-world environment whose elements are augmented by perceptual information generated by computer. Augmented Reality is the ability to integrate digital information into a real-time experience. It is the result of utilizing technology to superimpose images, sounds and text on the world we see. At this year’s edition of the WT | Wearable Technologies Conference in San Francisco on July 11-12 we will highlight great thought leaders and innovators from all over the globe. The companies and their leaders speaking at the conference are listed below. Do not miss the chance to meet and listen to them in person and join us for #WTUS18!

Opter Pose is a stylish wearable that tracks and improves your fitness, posture, sleep, ultraviolet exposure, and more. It vibrates when you slouch, tracks UV, monitors sleep, activity, and more. The battery lasts for more than 7 days. The device works to free your back from pain caused by awkward positions, improve your mood with natural light and confident posture, save your skin from premature aging and skin cancer, Boost your productivity by optimizing light levels, learn better sleep through proven habits and light tracking, and more.

Opter CEO & Co-Founder Chalisa Prarasri will be discussing the subject “Augmented Vitality: Everyday Health Reimagined” at our WT | Wearable Technologies Conference in San Francisco.

Taqtile offers platforms for building amazing user experiences. This Seattle, Washington-based company started its journey in 2011 with an opportunity to build mobile apps and platforms for AT&T. A year later they expanded their partner relationships with and ESRI, adding Microsoft in 2013. Taqtile offers 3-D hollow maps; Manifest – a robust platform to assist workers in learning and executing complex tasks; and Pedestal – a platform that brings the design process to mixed reality, enabling collaborative holographic visualization of optimized 3D models, including annotation and markup, and IoT integration.

Dirck Schou, Co-founder and COO of Taqtile will be speaking at our WT | Wearable Technologies Conference in San Francisco July 11-12. His topic will be “Anyone can be an expert – augmented technologies and their ability to dramatically enhance learning and capabilities.”

Augmented Reality and Lifestyle

Harman designs and engineers connected products and solutions for automakers, consumers, and enterprises worldwide, including connected car systems, audio and visual products, enterprise automation solutions; and services supporting the IoT. Renowned brands like Harman Kardon®, AKG®, JBL®, Infinity®, Revel® and Mark Levinson® use Harman’s products. More than 50 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and connected car systems.

Chris Schoppa, Sr. Director of Smart Device Solutions and Strategies, Director of Mobile Solutions of Harman will be one of the speakers at our WT | Wearable Technologies Conference in San Francisco. Mr. Schoppa will discuss “Pioneering the next paradigm of experiences – how AR increases Millennial engagement and reduces information overload in consumer and enterprise scenarios.”

SKULLY Technologies designs and manufacturers AR and AI wearable technology as a part of the broader mobility interconnect. This Atlanta, Georgia-based company was founded in 2017. Skully is well-known for its smart motorcycle helmets. Skully’s Fenix AR features fiber shell, heads up display, emergency quick release straps, rear view camera, turn by turn navigation, hands-free music control, smartphone integration via Bluetooth, anti-fog visors and chin skirt.

Skully CEO John Lauten will be speaking at our WT | Wearable Technologies Conference in San Francisco July 11-12. He will discuss “Feature rich or feature overload? How to build the optimal wearable without the excess clutter.”

ODG is a leading wearable technology company that develops and manufactures mobile, self-contained and lightweight head-worn mixed reality smart glasses. Ralph Osterhout is the founder and CEO of ODG. This small company packs a big punch, revolutionizing today’s mobile computing hardware platforms by shifting them from handheld to head-worn. ODG is a pioneer building amazing extended reality smart glasses that deliver world-class mixed, augmented and virtual reality experiences.

Nina Shams, ODG’s VP of Headworn Products will be speaking at our WT | Wearable Technologies Conference in San Francisco. She will discuss “The evolution of mobile – creating the next computing platform.

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