Workshop: The Future of Vision

Technologies for augmented eyes

19 March Mar 2015

We hosted a workshop with the theme of new technologies in the field of vision to explore augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), and eye-tracking.

Our guests were JoinPad, a leading Italian company that offers application development and support services for the industrial sector. During the workshop, we had the chance to test three of the most advanced devices available to develop applications; Epson Moverio BT-200 for AR, Oculus Rift DK2 for VR, and Tobii Glasses for eye tracking. We then focused on the creation of a concept for an AR app that would take advantage of the light weight and portability of the Epson glasses. The user could interact with the glasses through a smartphone-like device with a touchpad in place of the screen. The app also provided the power, memory, and the connectivity required for the applications to run without the need to be tied to a computer. We ended the workshop with a sprint to develop new service and design concepts in teams. Thank you for a great day, everyone!