09:00 AM - 09:30 AM
09:35 AM - 10:00 AM
10:05 AM - 10:30 AM
The journey with Nreal Light, Nreal Air and Beyond
10:35 AM - 11:00 AM
A fireside chat with Rony Abovitz, CEO of Sun and Thunder (founder of Magic Leap and MAKO Surgical), and his podcast co-host, Forbes tech columnist Charlie Fink. Rony will discuss why he thinks we're in a difficult but necessary middle "Gemini" phase (Mercury-Gemini-Apollo) before a deeper convergence of multiple technologies enables a full flowering of the XR seeds we have been planting for the past ten years, and the five decades before that.
11:00 AM - 11:25 AM
Come learn about what AWS is doing in spatial computing! Specifically how AWS is helping people bring their 3D models to life on the cloud.
This talk will feature a live demonstration, on stage, showing how a Magic Leap 2 can be paired with the Spot Robot to help the user visualize live robot telemetry and health, and control the robot as it scans and operates in harsh or remote environments. Spot will come out on stage, while being controlled by the Magic Leap 2.
This talk will also feature information about new spatial computing services on AWS that help you build, deliver and manage all of your spatial workloads.
11:00 AM - 11:55 AM
11:00 AM - 11:55 AM
AR, VR, and mixed reality (MR) are already having a positive impact on the next generation of healthcare, including mental health. While some applications focus on education or training, others are helping patients directly, bringing comfort to the healing process. Every day, creators and companies are building real-time 3D projects that push the boundaries of the real world into the virtual and develop applications with the potential to change lives for the better.
Unity’s Vice President of Social Impact, Jessica Lindl will interview three creators about how their work is making a positive impact on individuals and patients dealing with challenging issues. Specifically, hear from:
Lindsay Watson Co-founder of Augment Therapy, an AR experience that turns children’s physical therapy into a game. Augment Therapy makes physical therapy software that is both fun for kids and effective for clinicians. The AR experience is designed to help children in hospitals, often those with cancer and intense pain, get out of bed to conduct physical therapy and ultimately become well enough to go home. https://augmenttherapy.com/
Dr. Joanneke Weerdmeester, a behavioral scientist for Deep VR, a meditative VR experience controlled by breathing. DEEP has been used as an intervention tool for people with anxiety – and research is now being expanded to explore how DEEP can support patients with PTSD, COPD and long COVID. https://www.exploredeep.com/#about-deep
Carrie Shaw, Embodied Labs' CEO & Founder will explain how new technology is offering caregivers, medical students and health professionals web-immersive and VR-based training from the perspective of the aging person, creating empathy and a better understanding of the challenges aging adults face.
11:00 AM - 11:55 AM
Panelists will describe how and why they designed their programs, who they benefit and the work they do, as well as how they see these programs developing in the future.
11:00 AM - 01:30 PM
Outlets located throughout the Convention Center & Hyatt. Food available for purchase.
11:30 AM - 11:55 AM
Digital Twins connect physical systems with virtual representations and models to allow for visual representations, integration of sensor data, and predictive capabilities for how assets or processes will behave in the future. Globally, organizations are grappling with the acceleration of remote operations and an increasingly prevalent skills gap. Forward-looking companies are addressing this problem by equipping their in-person, hybrid, and off-site teams with mixed reality (MR) solutions that enhance productivity capabilities especially when integrated with Digital Twins. In this session, learn how Sphere and AWS are working together to develop a digital workspace which enables professionals to communicate across languages, distances, dimensions, and time (with predictive capabilities). By partnering on initiatives which include TwinMaker and Lookout for Vision, as well as cloud rendering powered by AWS and its partners, Sphere’s cutting-edge solution is pioneering the future of collaboration, as well as expert assistance and workflow guidance using MR.
12:00 PM - 12:25 PM
Clinical training has advanced over the years, and now with the adoption of technology we are able to accelerate human capability via precision simulation using virtual reality (VR) and as a result, advance pre-human competence in surgery and additional clinical environments to improve patient outcomes.
This session will discuss the value of VR and haptic technology environments and experiences that allow for skills development and transfer, allowing users to physically interact with a virtual patient.
Haptic technology enables users to develop the knowledge of how it feels to perform a procedure correctly or incorrectly – helping to build muscle memory that is particularly important in advanced and precise surgical environments.
The session will cover the growing body of scientific evidence which demonstrates the value of VR vs. Traditional Training across various specialties. Moreover, how the value of Haptic feedback has been proven in multiple studies across various disciplines.
12:10 PM - 12:35 PM
Since 1995, Intuitive has advanced minimally invasive care through advanced robotic systems, end-to-end learning, and value-added services. As one of the pioneers of robotic-assisted surgery, our da Vinci surgical system is used today by surgeons to deliver a less invasive approach to many types of surgery. Through more than 10 million surgeries, Intuitive has become a leader in surgical robotics, increasing the adoption of minimally invasive surgery. XR has been a core technology for Intuitive from the beginning and is continuously innovating to further enhance minimally invasive care. Surgical robotics means more than technology in an OR. Education and training for surgeons and staff are critical for delivering quality surgical care.
This talk will discuss Intuitive augmented reality and virtual reality products that helped customers in 69 countries provide minimally invasive care, improve patient outcomes by extending and improving surgical skills, enhance skill development, and an intuitive experience through a human-centered approach.
01:00 PM - 01:25 PM
"What are the AR Use Cases?" It's a question we get asked all the time as platform builders, but the truth is that this space has been so inundated with visions of the future that it's easy to overlook the fact that XR is here today with solid practical use cases... if you know where to look and how to look for it. Pull back the veil on the mysteries of XR as we explore case studies on XR as a value driver today and answer the philosophical question of "What would make me put on AR glasses not tomorrow, not someday, but today?" The answers may surprise you.
01:25 PM - 01:50 PM
Are you ready to experience the future of learning? Join us for a first-of-its-kind conference talk that will take you beyond the boundaries of traditional lectures and videos. As you walk into the room, you will find a headset on every seat that will become part of your toolkit on a journey that seamlessly blends in-person, online and immersive experiences. This introduction to the tribrid model will demonstrate a world where the boundaries of the lecture hall are shattered, and the possibilities of learning are endless. Get ready to be fully immersed in an experience where learning is not only accessible but also inspiring.
01:55 PM - 02:20 PM
Construction is a complex and messy process, combining millions of individual components - all needing to be positioned in the exact right place with mm-level accuracy. However, the construction process has largely remained unchanged for thousands of years. A group of people design a building, listening to every wish and elaborate desire coming from the Owner, and then they hand the design over to thousands of other people to actually build it, without any understanding of how this design fits the real world. It’s kind of like building a massive jigsaw puzzle where thousands of people are responsible for one piece or another, and no one really knows how they all fit together. This waterfall process leads to building things up only to tear them down immediately after and then build them right back again - just moved over by 1ft - something the construction industry spends over $280B per year doing. This is simply not sustainable, for the industry, for the stakeholders, and most importantly - for the planet. With nearly 40% of the world’s Carbon emissions being contributed by the construction industry, transformation is desperately needed.
And that’s exactly what Trimble is working to do. As a leader in high-accuracy positioning technologies, Trimble has a long standing history of bringing precision to the construction industry - helping to fit all those puzzle pieces together. But we see the opportunity to do more. Since 1997, when we filed our first XR patent, Trimble has been transforming the way the world works by connecting the physical and digital worlds. Now, we’re working to change this archaic narrative, by empowering everyone in construction to visualize, interpret, and action the design through Augmented and Mixed Reality technologies in the field. From catching design mistakes by viewing 3D models on any worker’s iPad, to being more efficient by controlling the most precise Total Station with nothing more than your gaze, we are improving communication and collaboration around design intent, enabling more efficient and sustainable projects. Follow us on this journey as we outline how Extended Reality technologies are revolutionizing the way the construction industry operates today, tomorrow, and for decades to come.
01:55 PM - 02:20 PM
Coca-Cola has always been in the experience-making business — the simple pleasure of drinking an ice-cold Coca-Cola is timeless and ubiquitous in its appeal. But how does a company with a 130-year-old brand and physical products grounded in the analog world translate and transform that experience into the digital domain?
Join Benny Lee, global manager of digital design at Coca-Cola, in this fascinating session to discover:
- How Coca-Cola continues to craft authentic and meaningful experiences with innovative 3D technology and digital touchpoints covering AR/VR, NFT, and Metaverse.
02:25 PM - 02:50 PM
The JPEO-CBRND partnered with MRIGlobal and ForgeFX Simulations to produce The CBNRD HoloTrainer, a networked multiuser Microsoft HoloLens 2 augmented reality training simulator for Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear detection device operators. This presentation will cover the entire project lifecycle, including government requirements and the development of holographically projected interactive virtual equipment, culminating in deployment to soldiers. The CBRND HoloTrainer is a groundbreaking spatial computing application that significantly increases the effectiveness of its users.
02:25 PM - 02:50 PM
Stakeholders, schools, student and investors come together to fix a problem that has defeated educational system for decades. Now, with the creators economy, there’s a bright future for all!
Learning and earning through educational, collaborative and fun games is the wave of investment future and staking for long term wins!
• Creators economy is training and up-skilling
• Certification and rewards smart contracts
• Staking and funding early stage students projects
02:25 PM - 03:20 PM
This panel features both the client and the agency that created a compelling AR activation leveraging story-telling, serialized content, and both in-person and virtual events to connect with developers.
This innovative campaign used web-based AR to help drive engagement at a virtual event, offering up a gamified and educational interactive experience featuring 'Chuck' - a sarcastic and snarky block character that led the user through the experience. The campaign further evolved by engaging in-person, conference attendees with booth-activated AR experiences that further told Chuck's story.
02:30 PM - 03:25 PM
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is already having a significant influence on the Metaverse and the intersection of AI and the Metaverse will become increasingly evident as AI evolves and the Metaverse grows.
AI can be used to create more realistic and engaging experiences in virtual worlds, intelligent avatars that can engage with users in a more natural way, and personalized content in real-time. All of this can improve the overall experience for users. Furthermore, AI can be used to create more efficient and scalable infrastructure for the Metaverse, enabling more users to participate and interact with each other.
However, there will be challenges as well, such as biases in algorithms that perpetuate harmful stereotypes, false or manipulated content leading to misinformation, and questions about privacy and security.
This expert panel will discuss the issues and how AI might potentially transform how we interact with others in immersive spaces.