Both the Internet of Things and augmented reality are technologies that are major disruptors in a plethora of industries worldwide. Combined, the new technology they create can be staggering. These augmented, connected devices can help with everything from driving to productivity in ways that we’ve previously only seen in science fiction films.
Check out the top ten combined IoT and augmented reality companies of 2017!
AstralAR is bringing an entirely new form of drone to the market. Astral drones can be flown with the user’s brainwaves. Beyond mind-based flight, Astral uses augmented reality technology to display the user’s heads-up display. Astral drones have many uses like search and rescue, target neutralization, long-range search and rescue, mining, and more. Astral allows multiple user to control the same drone, or one user to control multiple drones.
Lampix is bringing AR without glasses to users on a level that can impact their productivity. Lampix uses image recognition and interfaces with users’ smartphones and computers to allow users to perform tasks such as finding key phrases on physical documents, scanning documents into their machine, and even silencing notifications on other devices. Lampix improves collaboration between coworkers and aims to eliminate the need for users to have computers to perform normal work-related tasks.
VRMaverick has created a scope for use by military and law-enforcement personnel that allows them to fire from behind cover with significant accuracy. Their TrackingScope allows users to mark targets and share the target’s data with other, networked users via mobile device or command and control infrastructure. VRMaverick places the scope’s view on an augmented reality view for the user to see in real time without having to focus through a scope.
NUVIZ is an augmented reality enabled motorcycle helmet that provides users with an unobtrusive heads-up display that includes navigation, speed, and other important information. NUVIZ allows for communication, photo and video capture, and even music within the helmet.
Locus Labs provides a model of any indoor space at scale, with accuracy to the centimeter. Locus’ product uses a combination of data crowdsourcing and IoT monitoring to give users real-time feedback, location information, and directions. Locus’ platform offers searchability among businesses in an area with navigation to reach the desired location.
Jarvish provides users with a motorcycle helmet that is made by one of the most trusted brands in the industry, after they have spliced in a voice-controlled, noise cancelling augmented reality interface. Jarvish allows users to capture voice and video, listen to music, conduct phone calls, and even has an automated emergency broadcast system in case of accident. Jarvish uses lightweight carbon-fiber helmets to deliver safety without the added weight.
Titanium Falcon has brought a gesture and touch-sensitive controller to the market in the form of a ring. Titanium Falcon’s Talon ring can be used for almost any IoT-enabled applications, such as turning lights on or off, gaming, AR/VR gaming or browsing, and even flying a drone! The Talon ring is not yet available, but those who may be interested can sign up to their mailing list to be notified when the rings go on sale.
Credencys offers a full range of development options to their customers. They will develop AR and VR applications built specifically to their customer’s needs. Credencys employs more than 200 individuals and can build applications for IoT, AR/VR and many more forms of disruptive technology on demand.
LyteShot is an augmented reality and IoT-based gaming platform. LyteShot allows players to engage in activities like laser tag and real-time action gaming. LyteShot lets players use the stock hardware or integrate their own, 3D printed model for use with the LyteShot. With an open developer kit, the possibilities for play are virtually limitless.
Daqri is bringing AR technology to the world’s manufacturing sector. With fully immersive augmented reality equipment and networkable sensors, Daqri lets workers monitor the happenings of their work environment remotely with their own eyes. The end result is increased worker safety and higher workforce efficiency.