Welcome to Episode 25 – Wearable Technology: Augmate Corp. & Next Generation AR Computer Vision We are back with an exciting new episode focused on wearable technology. Bobby Simpson provides a great interview with Pete Wassell and his team from Augmate Corp. Get the dirt, the skinny, the down-low on the World of AR. ARDirt is the only podcast with cutting edge insight into all aspects of augmented reality development! Don’t miss Episode 25! Spread the word! Subscribe to us in iTunes and rate us a 5 star if you enjoy the content. We are also in Stitcher, Miro, and a host of other Podcast forums. We’d love to get your feedback so let us know your thoughts. We appreciate your comments and look forward to an intriguing discussion in moving Augmented Reality forward into the future. Please send listener feedback to Feedback[at]ardirt.com. We also have a new feature where visitors can leave audio feedback. click on the floating “Send Voicemail” feature on the right side of your screen and let us know what you think of ARDirt. Ask us questions or tell us we are insane–any feedback is welcome because you are the community and your input is valuable in making this podcast and blog better. Visit Bobby Simpson on Twitter at @BobbySimpson or send him an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Pete is the Chief Executive Officer at Augmate Corporation. He oversees custom government and private company solutions that utilize digital eyewear. Essentially, Augmate provides visual efficiency tools for government, businesses, and consumers by merging the digital and physical worlds using eye-wear, wearable computers, and mobile devices. Pete’s idea for Augmate was to put digital information, imagery, and applications where you need it and expect it – on top of physical world objects thus making a clickable world. By managing and framing information unobtrusively, in a person’s field of view, his company creates an immersive Internet experience that enhances the way we work and live. Before, Augmate, Pete was a Program Director at IBM, he managed Digital Media Distribution products and Content Management Systems at IBM’s Los Angeles and Silicon Valley Labs. In other roles, he managed IBM’s PartnerWorld Program containing 115,000 Business Partners, ran Operations and Executive Relations for ibm.com and has been a Project Management Professional in IBM Global Services. Pete graduated at the top of his class (presidential scholar) at Clarkson University’s engineering school, he also graduated from the JFK Special Warfare School (Special Forces) in the military, and has been a Elected Lawmaker (Legislator) & Policy Creator who has passed over one thousand laws in Dutchess County, New York.
Eddie Quiroz is an Internet serial entrepreneur and digital media evangelist with extensive information technology experience. He has led multiple IT projects from start-up to completion, and is well-versed in web-based systems architecture and database design. Eddie has worked with leading venture NYC funds and promising start-ups from early stage conceptual ideas into early stage development strategies and product marketing campaigns to deliver customer-centric solutions. He is active across the investment community and is an adviser to both start-up and emerging companies. He is an active board member of the MIT Enterprise Forum of NYC and holds a masters degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT.
Frank Rodriguez graduated RIT’s Computer Engineering department with a BS in 2013. He has developed for Augmate since 2011 as a programmer of computer vision, machine learning, and computer graphics. His skill set includes optimizing digital imaging and processing algorithms for low level computing, including mobile devices, micro-controllers, and embedded systems. Frank is currently working on Augmate’s GPL open-source API, which aims to be an AR foundation for programmers worldwide.
About Augmate Corporation:
Augmate Corporation is a next generation internet software company, we provide visual efficiency tools for businesses and consumers by merging the digital and physical worlds using eye-wear (AR Glasses) and mobile devices. We cut the tether of the laptop and break the chain of a desktop computer by placing digital information, imagery, and applications directly on top of physical world objects. Our software architecture utilizes augmented reality on mobile devices integrating with content management software to automatically display relevant information to anyone. Our digital eye-wear approach presents information where it is needed in a user’s field of view thus making people more productive and efficient. There is a 30% efficiency gain of ‘time on task’ when information is displayed directly in a user’s view. By managing and framing information, imagery, and applications, unobtrusively, in a person’s field of view, we create an immersive internet experience that enhances the way we work and live. Pete Wassell on Linkedin – www.linkedin.com/in/petewassell Augmate website – http://www.augmate.com/ Linkedin Discussion Group on AR Glasses – Click Here
Contact Augmate – http://www.augmate.com/contact-us/ In the news:
- Ori Inbar on Singularity 1 on 1: Augmented Reality Will Change Every Aspect of Life and Work (Singularityweblog.com)
- The Future of Technology Isn’t Mobile, It’s Contextual (FastCoDesign.com)
Wearable Technology: Separating Fact from Science Fiction (guardian.co.uk)
How long until your doctor is wearing Google Glass? (Venturebeat.com)
There Are Already A Ton Of Apps For Google Glass (Businessinsider.com)
The War of 1812 through Augmented Reality (war-of-1812-1814.blogspot.com/)
Free Education ibook on Augmented Reality at iTunes (Need iBook app on iPad)
- ARmedia Augmented Reality 3D Tracker (Ford Ordinary Maintenance) (Youtube)
Link of the Show:
Bobby’s Link of the Show
AR[t] Magazine No. 3 – http://issuu.com/arlab/docs/ar_lab_magazine_3
Joseph’s Link of the Show
Augmentacious – http://augmentacious.blogspot.
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- AWE 2013 – June 4-5, Santa Clara, CA – ARE is now AWE (Augmented World Expo)
- ISMAR – October 1-4, Adelaide, Australia http://ismar13.org/
- InsideAR – October 10-11th, 2013 Munich, Germany (NEW announcement)
- AR Summit – TBA, London, England
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