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May 29

08:00 AM - 08:30 AM

Description

With XR headset sales moving closer towards mainstream adoption and the accessibility of attractive content on the rise, so are the performance demands of current and next generation headsets. Eye tracking already offers a myriad of benefits for immersive user experiences and more natural interaction but, what does it have to offer to improve the capabilities and performance of headsets? Join Doug Eggert as he explains the value of Tobii Spotlight Technology and how this advanced eye tracking specialized for foveation can help overcome two of the biggest challenges facing headset manufacturers today. As the XR market continues to press for wider field of view and higher resolution displays, Tobii Eye Tracking brings a clever solution inspired by nature but designed for XR.

Speakers

Director of Product Management – XR OEM , Tobii
May 29

08:30 AM - 09:00 AM

Description

Companies always look for ways to create value for their customers and consumers. As any new technologies emerge, they look for ways to grasp the opportunity, changing the world and getting the best ROI. XR and eye tracking are no different. Enterprises who embrace them as a foundation of innovation have increased their competitive advantage. In this presentation, Johan Bouvin, a veteran in eye tracking for 15+ years will look at the applications of eye tracking and its proven business value as eye tracking is becoming a standard. He will discuss how these successful cases inspire more innovations in the XR applications and create value. Developers and practitioners are invited to explore where to leverage eye tracking and XR in enterprise. And where not to.

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Director of XR Ecosystem Software , Tobii
May 29

09:00 AM - 09:20 AM

Description

Despite the ongoing megapixel race, the visual experience in VR is still nowhere close to the real-world and falls short of consumer expectations and industry needs. Even the latest high-end HMDs retain the common flaws: blur and color fringing outside of the small “sweet spot,” an insufficient field of view due to quality degradation at wide angles, and a tiny eye box. Almalence has invented a technology to overcome the physical constraints of HMD optical performance that cause picture clarity deficiencies. Utilizing eye tracking and precise and consistent characterization of the HMD optical system, our Digital Lens technique corrects optical aberrations, achieving high apparent resolution and removing color fringing across the entire field of view for any gaze direction, inside and outside the eye box. Objective measurements with the Vive Pro Eye show a twofold visible resolution increase and a tenfold reduction of chromatic aberrations. In the presentation, we will explore how the Digital Lens literally makes high display resolution visible and how it should be used in future HMDs to achieve the long-awaited breakthrough in picture clarity and optical fidelity.

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CEO , Almalence
May 29

09:20 AM - 09:40 AM

Description

A decade ago, advancements in hardware technology drove innovations in network infrastructure and cloud resource availability -- and we've collectively been reaping the benefits ever since. But this symbiosis of high-speed wireless connectivity and device capabilities is being upended by the arrival of 5G. The advanced network platform is poised to enable an edge computing and hardware revolution, and this has significant (some might say "huge") implications for creators and technologists. The fact is: 5G is here, and innovators are skating to where the puck is going to be. Learn how you can meet them there and be ready when this new technology presents new opportunities for the augmented reality industry. (Spoiler: that time is now.)

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Sr Manager , Verizon 5G Labs
May 29

09:40 AM - 10:00 AM

Description

Despite herculean efforts from industry heavyweights, the promise of AR smartglasses with mass-market appeal has remained stubbornly out of reach. Key technology breakthroughs are needed in microdisplays and optics to enable bright, vivid content in an all-day-wearable size that doesn't obscure the real world. In this showcase, we'll start with a brief history of AR headsets, displays and optics. We'll explore some of the technology hurdles and tradeoffs, and describe a novel way of thinking about the problem. Then we'll reveal the first live demonstration of the QPI, the wearable display technology needed to unlock the massive economic potential of the next great wave of personal computing.

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VP of Strategic Development , Ostendo Technologies
May 29

10:10 AM - 10:30 AM

Description

KDDI has been working on various kinds of XR activities with leading partners to open the 5G era. In this session, some representative XR features such as Visual Positioning Service (VPS), a Digital Human, Free-viewpoint Video, and others will be presented.

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Assistant Manager of 5G XR Services Planning & Development , KDDI
May 29

10:30 AM - 10:50 AM

Description

For over 10 years, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc has been researching and developing products that power all the best XR devices on the market. Join Prince Gupta as he talks about the features and functionality needed to power the XR devices and experiences of tomorrow.

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Product Manager, XR , Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.
May 29

10:50 AM - 11:10 AM

Description

In this session, Matt will take a look at how the major AR Cloud platforms have practically built the first pieces of the AR Cloud and how it is enabling new services to fulfill the potential of AR today. Plus what still needs to be built, how long will it take and who will win the market?

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CEO , 6D.ai
May 29

11:10 AM - 11:30 AM

Description

Mainstream consumer AR HMD development is limited by the slow iteration cycle of technology, experiences, and consumers. To accelerate this cycle, Niantic is combining its expertise in creating AR experiences (downloaded by millions), hosting live-events (attracting tens of thousands each) and leveraging its strategic partnerships with leading AR companies (such as Qualcomm). In this talk, hardware designers and manufacturers can learn how they can collaborate with Niantic to bring next-gen AR to the masses.

Speakers

AR Mapping Lead , Niantic