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Check out the future of AR/VR at the Wearable Technology Show 2017

21st February 2017
Anna Flockett


Co-locating with the fourth Wearable Technology Show, the AR, VR & MXR Show is taking place at ExCeL London on 7th-8th March, and will include keynote speakers from Google and Microsoft will talk Daydream and HoloLens.

The keynote speakers include:

  • Opening Keynote: Daydreaming with Google - Greg Ivanov, Business and Content Development, Google Daydream.
  • HoloLens: The Path to Mixed Reality - Peter Daukintis, Technical Evangelist, Microsoft.
  • Keynote: 360/VR & Merged/Mixed Reality – Christopher Nundy, Innovation Manager, BBC.
  • Importance of ‘Reality’ in Mixed Reality - Jason Yim, President and ECD, Trigger - The Mixed Reality Agency.

As well as insightful speakers and panels discussions, the exhibitions showcase some exclusive global and UK launches of the most innovative products. Some of these products include:

UK debut EPSON Moverio BT-350
Moverio BT-350 is the newest product to join the Moverio family bringing museums and other visitor attractions to life through AR.

Global launch – seeForm MR technology
Brand new MR technology from London-based digital arts studio seeper with exciting applications for brands and public venues and spaces, such as museums.

European launch – Optinvent
Prototype of a brand new product concept called the ORA-C, a wearable AR safety cap with computer, display, camera and sensors for professional applications.

UK launch – available May 2017 - GLASS UP
UNO smart eyewear uses AR to give the wearer access to incoming e-mails, texts and social media update, so that the user can keep abreast on what is going on in the world.

UK launch – Navdy
Navdy is the world’s first Augmented Driving device for your car that lets you look forward while staying connected, using a system that allows users to communicate with gestures, voice and a bespoke dial on the steering wheel.

UK launch - Advir
Advir is the only technology powering programmatic brand placements in VR and AR - its technology can be easily integrated with any VR content developer to index their available inventory – the ‘surfaces’ in the environment available to receive ads.

New product demo – Kopin
Kopin will be demonstrating the Scott Sight firefighter’s helmet by Scott Safety: a revolutionary system that provides firefighters with hands-free access to thermal imaging data via a near-eye augmented display unit affixed on the inside of their safety mask.

A chance to experience a world of blurring transformative technology boundaries and mixed up realities.

Frontedby former Apprentice candidate, TreAzam, MyndPlay is behind the revolutionary VR-ready MyndBand EEG Brainwave headset and the MyndPlayer interactive mind controlled video platform which allows users to control, influence and interact with videogames, apps and movies using their mind and emotions.

Wearable Technology Show COO John Weir, commented: “AR and VR have dominated the tech headlines for the last few years but, now the hardware is out and the hype has plateaued – what next for the industry? Well, I’ll tell you what’s next – amazing applications across business, entertainment and leisure, as well as the fascinating blurring between AR and VR that is mixed reality and all the opportunities that holds for us.”

The fourth Wearable Technology Show takes place 7th-8th March at ExCeL and is co-located with the AR, VR & MXR Show, IOT Connect and the brand new Digital Health Technology Show, making it Europe’s biggest event for wearables, AR & VR, IOT and connected technology.

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