At the FIFA World Cup in Qatar, in-person attendees were able to use an AR companion application on smartphones for real-time statistics viewing during games.
Nicol Turner Lee, Rashawn Ray and Kinnis Gosha explore the possibilities of a diverse metaverse and the impacts on public-sector applications.
3. Customer curiosity in the metaverse
Research from Capgemini shows that 9 in 10 consumers are curious about the metaverse, but also have concerns about the hostility displayed to women, people of colour, and gender and sexual minorities.
4. Cloud-supported metaverse, metaverse-supported cloud
Kaustubh K, senior analyst at Everest Group, highlights 5 ways in which the cloud can support the metaverse, and how the metaverse can in turn impact the cloud.
5. Taking AR out of this world
NASA has released a request for information to potential partners and suppliers to create an AR display system compatible with spacesuits. As space travel advances, enabling longer distances to be traveled, communication delays between Earth and astronauts increase. By developing a new AR system, humans might be able to delve further into space safely.
6. Experiencing the final frontier
Space Explorers: The ISS Experience is a primetime, Emmy-award-winning show captured in an immersive 3D, 360-degree cinematic VR format, including a spacewalk in VR.
7. Sony supports 360-degree sound experiences
Sony announced the creation of a real-time live distribution technology with full object-based spatial sound, building on its 360 Reality Audio platform, allowing artists to work with engineers to create a spatial sound experience.
8. A cut above
A new VR show, Behind the Dish, showcases the preparation process and stories behind three world-class female chefs.
Perceptus, a new system-agnostic platform from Singulos Research, enables real-time comprehension and tracking of physical objects in arbitrary 3D environments. The platform can continuously identify, understand and track objects, ‘remembering’ where items are, even if they currently aren’t shown on the screen.
10. Support for deaf and hearing-impaired users in day-to-day life
XRAI Glass, an app that currently works with the NrealAir augmented-reality glasses, seeks to help deaf and memory- and hearing-impaired users by subtitling real-life conversations and creating searchable transcripts of discussions.
Emma Davies, Collective Content senior content manager, also contributed to this post.