20 May 2019 | Tom Emrich
AR+VR Weekly: Stanford AR Study, HoloLens Surgery, & Peek at Tilt Five
AR/VR Weekly

Catch up on the latest AR+VR highlights, funding news & launch announcements: Week of May 19

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It’s been another busy week in AR+VR! In addition to keeping you up-to-date on the top AR+VR news, funding activity, and launch announcements, here are the three stories you need to know: Stanford AR study, HoloLens surgery findings, and Tilt Five Sneak Peek

Stanford researchers find that people's interactions with a virtual person in augmented reality influenced how they behaved and acted in the physical world. 

Meanwhile, a new study by IEEE suggests Microsoft's HoloLens is not fit for AR-assisted surgery. 

Finally, Jeri Ellsworth, formerly of CastAR, is back with a sneak peek of Tilt Five, an AR system for tabletop gaming. 

Funding News

AR display-maker DigiLens lands $50 million from Samsung, Niantic (TechCrunch)

Magic Leap acquires Belgian startup Mimesys (TechCrunch)

Launch Announcements

Vive Pro Eye Now Available in Europe, Starting at 1,700 (Road to VR)

Google is launching YouTube on the Oculus Quest (The Verge)

Google Is Shutting Down Its Jump VR Video Program (Variety)

TPCAST Air for Oculus Go Begins Shipping to EMEA Markets (VR Focus)

Oculus Quest will have Bigscreen's VR theater on launch (Engadget

North's Focals get updated with conversation mode (Slashgear)

Arm unveils Mali-D77 display processor aimed at VR head-mounted displays (ZDNET)

Nomadic rolls out new mixed reality arcade in Las Vegas with Area15 (VentureBeat)

Tactical Haptics will launch dev kit preorders for 'haptic controllers' on May 29 (VentureBeat)

The Statue of Liberty gets an AR app (TechCrunch)

Unity Beta 2019.2 Adds Face, 2D & 3D Image Tracking to AR Foundation (Next Reality)

Microsoft announces Minecraft AR (Windows Central)

Event Listings

AWE USA 2019: May 29-31 (Santa Clara, CA)

Project North Star Workshop: June 1-2 (Sunnyvale, CA)

ACT-W: Achieving Equity: June 26-27 (Portland, OR) Use code AWEUSA20 for 20% off tickets

ACT-W: Conference: June 28-29 (Portland, OR) Use code AWEUSA20 for 20% off tickets

SIGGRAPH 2019: July 28-August 1 (Los Angeles, CA)

Tech Inclusion 2019: September 11-12 (San Francisco, CA)

EWTS 2019:  September 17-19 (Dallas, TX)

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