Augmented reality online dating
Content producers aren’t waiting around for next-generation tech, and this year’s CES had many more previewing or unveiling their experiences to a tech industry audience.Felix & Paul unveiled their latest Cirque du Soleil experience, the Fox Innovation Lab gave us a glimpse at “Planet of the Apes VR” and Baobab Studios previewed “Asteroids!Oculus was absent from this year’s CES, and so were the big names in augmented reality (AR), namely Magic Leap and Microsoft — but that didn’t prevent others from pushing AR.Holo Lens competitor ODG caught much attention at the show with the introduction of its R-8 and R-9 AR glasses.The premise of both is intriguing; being able to use your hands instead of controllers in VR would definitely be a huge step, and the tech already seems pretty impressive.However, a Soft Kinetic employee cautioned that it may be another two years before we see anything like it integrated into the VR headsets from major manufacturers.A number of companies also displayed their own headsets, and others showed off Play Station VR-like tracking and controllers for mobile VR — but much of this had been on display at last year’s show as well, or at CES Asia 2016 in Shanghai.More interesting were the things you can’t quite buy yet — at least not as a regular consumer.
HTC also committed to building a standalone wireless VR headset, announced a VR subscription service and unveiled a content marketplace for VR arcade operators.
Sony showed off a neat concept that allowed CES attendants to open a traditional picture book, only to see the characters become alive on the page and leave the book to continue their adventure on a table surface, all thanks to a clever combination of cameras and projectors. “Alice in Wonderland,” a classic of augmented and virtual realities for over 150 years.
Managing Director Alex is the Managing Director at The Earth Works and Partner in OPEN Health.
Virtual reality was once again close to everywhere at CES in Las Vegas this week, with countless booths displaying headsets and accessories.
A number of studios and creators also used the event to either launch or preview new experiences.For over a decade he has lead the digital transformation of healthcare and pharmaceuticals, both from within the industry at Johnson & Johnson and servicing the industry by founding and leading the fast growing highly acclaimed agency The Earth Works, built within the family of the OPEN Health group.