6 Jan 2020 | Emily Friedman
Weekly Spatial: All-day AR Glasses, the Real VR Market &VR Art Therapy
AR/VR Weekly

Catch up on the latest AR/VR highlights, funding news & launch announcements: Week of December 30

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Welcome to the latest edition of the Weekly Spatial by AWE! In addition to keeping you up-to-date on the biggest news, funding activity and announcements in immersive tech, here are three stories that caught our eye last week:


Ahead of CES, Bosch has unveiled its Light Drive system for smart glasses, which creates what Bosch claims to be the 'world's first all-day transparency smart glasses.' The system will be available in 2021 to high-volume manufacturers.

Meanwhile, Maria Brodskaya or ÅMBE, a pioneer merging classical performance, neuroscience and holistic body practices into unique VR experiences, was interviewed in Forbes. Check out the interview here

Finally in an editorial for Upload VR, Ian Hamilton points out the difficulty in understanding the actual size of the market opportunity for VR developers given the lack of solid numbers from Facebook, Valve and more. 

The XR Market

'Boneworks' Outpaces 'Beat Saber' to 100K Units, Earns an Estimated $3M in First Week (Road to VR)

NexTech Signs Web-AR Deal with E-comm Site Weby Corp (Aithority)

Brand New: Launches & More

NIST to Demonstrate AR Traffic Stop Scenario on Vuzix Blade Smart Glasses (Aithority)

SC State Parks using virtual reality so more people can experience mountain's summit (Post and Courier)

Samsung (STAR Labs) NEON project to unveil "artificial human," perhaps an interactive mixed reality humanoid image (Outerplaces)

BeBop Sensors to Showcase Oculus Quest Compatible Forte Data Gloves (VR Focus)

Australian Skeleton Racer Turns to VR for Winter Olympic Training (VR Scout)

Feelreal VR Scent Mask Hits FDA Vaping Roadblock (Road to VR)

Virtual Reality Dinners from Adda Team and James Beard is Extended (Eater NY)

USA Today runs investigative story by Ryan Murphy on Afghanistan War with accompanying AR app experience (Next Reality)

Instagram Augmented Reality Filter Goes Viral, Tells You Which Disney Character You Really Are (Next Reality)

Event Listings

WEARABLE EXPO: February 12-24, 2020 (Tokyo, Japan) 

AWE Asia 2020: March 28-29 (Shenzhen, China) Register Now for AWE Asia's Early Bird Pricing: Join as a: Participant or Exhibitor

AWE USA 2020: May 27-29 (Santa Clara, CA) Super Early Bird tickets are already on sale!

AWE EU 2020: October 15-16 (Munich, Germany) Super Early Bird tickets are on sale! 

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