Augmented/Virtual Reality

Telexistence – Where Virtual Reality Meets Robotics

Sometimes it takes a while before a technology goes mainstream. One prerequisite is a name that conveys what the technology does while sounding good on a boardroom whiteboard. For example, the word “telexistence” seems to describe being able to exist in a particular place remotely. It’s an idea we wrote about four years ago in […]

A Medical Virtual Reality Startup for Telemedicine

Last week we got a sneak peek into the future of healthcare digitization when Teladoc (TDOC) and Livongo (LVGO) announced plans for a merger. On paper (as of early August), the combined company would have a market value of more than $25 billion. The former is rapidly grabbing market share in virtual health through its […]

A Smartphone Barcode Scanner From Scandit

Every time your items are rung up at the grocery store, a technology is used that was first patented 48 years ago. Several decades after the first barcode patent was issued, it began its use in stores and hasn’t evolved much since. Your bog-standard one-dimensional barcode (1D barcode) consists of vertical lines that contain 20-25 […]

Virtual Collaboration in the Workplace Using 3D Data

While most of the world (well, those who shower in the morning before cursing their fellow office commuters but now work in their underwear until 3 pm) adjusts to the concept of remote work, we at Nanalyze are kind of pros. That’s because we pretty much work wherever we can get a WiFi signal, from […]

How Banuba Powers Augmented Reality in Retail

Even the Americans can be forgiven for not knowing much about a little-visited European country called Belarus. Often referred to as the “lungs of Europe,” 40% of the country is covered in forests through which European bison roam – the inspiration for the delicious “bison grass vodka.” It’s a shame that not many people visit Belarus […]

VR in Architecture, Engineering, and Construction

We recently discussed how both virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) have disappeared from Gartner’s Hype Cycle, yet wide-scale enterprise implementations seem to be lacking. Sure, we’re seeing some interesting use cases pop up like data visualization or drug discovery. But VR needs more than nifty use cases, it needs some real traction. There’s always […]

AR/VR Data Visualization Takes on Big Data

Regular readers might recall that one of our well-traveled MBAs surfaced in the middle of the Pacific Ocean last year on the Marshall Islands. Between spearfishing for his dinner and throwing back beers with the locals, he managed to write a few articles. What’s even more amazing than the fact that the U.S. tracks space […]

5 Global AR/VR Startups With Product Traction

In our earlier piece titled “Can Virtual Collaboration Give a Facelift to AR/VR?” we lamented that both augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) technologies have already dropped off the Gartner Hype Cycle, yet we still seem to be waiting for a product or service to achieve mainstream adoption at scale. Seems like the growth trajectory of […]

7 AR/VR Hardware Startups That Took Funding in 2019

If hardware is hard, as the saying goes, then it must really suck if you’re a company doing hardware for virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) applications. Just like we first believed that everyone would have a desktop 3D printer in his or her home, we assumed AR/VR devices would be as ubiquitous as […]

10 Augmented Reality Surgery Companies

When you walk into the hospital to receive surgery, you may be walking out with more than you bargained for. Studies show thousands of instances where surgeons leave foreign objects in people’s bodies following surgery. An article by Thought.co on the topic estimates that 4,500 to 6,000 incidents of this type happen every year in the […]