It's true. Virtual reality used for gaming is a way sexier topic than enterprise augmented reality, as demonstrated by the countless gaming VR headlines scattered throughout every tech publication on the Internet. However, enterprise AR is the tech really bringing home the bacon, according to ABI Research.
Enterprises wearables are past the point of pilot projects and are now being put to real use in businesses, according to a new white paper published by research firm Tractica.
While the augmented reaily market is just starting to take off, ABI Research predicts that it will pass virtual reality in terms of market value, reaching $100 billion by 2020, or a compound annual growth rate of 73 percent from 2015 to 2020.
APX Labs – a company known for Skylight, its smartglasses platform for enterprises – just added $13 million to its pockets after its latest funding round.
Amazon has received a U.S. patent for augmented reality smartglasses that could be connected to a tablet and display the tablet's images in front of the wearer's eyes, according to a report by Re/code.
Augmented reality – or AR – platforms like HoloLens could take the place of desktops in a work environment, according to the latest information from research firm Tractica.
When users and enterprises become interested in certain technologies, so do hackers. It makes sense, right? More users mean more potential data to steal. To prevent this from happening, Underwriters Laboratories is creating security guidelines to help wearables makers ensure they're implementing adequate security precautions.
A 90-year-old insurance company has found success in Google Glass, according to an article at Baseline. Pennsylvania-based Erie Insurance Group suited up their adjusters with the smartglasses in December 2014 and wrapped up the trial in February of this year.
Quantum Interface, a user interface and experience company, officially introduced on Monday an interface that lets users more easily perform actions while wearing smartglasses using augmented reality.
Wearables will become a main staple for enterprises and industrial work settings by 2020, according to a report by research firm Tractica.