Closer to the end now, as we’re up to part eighteen of Intrepid Augmented Reality Companies powered by the Metaverse Insider. In case you missed the series from the very beginning, here’s a link to the first one.
1. Design Interactive
Design Interactive is a female-owned technology company located in Orlando, Florida. Founded in 1998 by Dr. Kay Stanney and John Stanney, Design Interactive specializes in building interconnected and interdependent Extended Reality (XR) ecosystems that allow for plug-and-play of XR enablers, including digital twins, digital phenotypes, and automated human performance capture and assessment to drive a high-level of digital enablement.
2. Proprio Vision
Proprio Vision is a medical technology company based in Seattle, Washington that creates a new way of seeing in surgery through a proprietary platform of artificial intelligence, computer vision, augmented/virtual reality, and robotics.
Its ultimate goal is to significantly improve patient outcomes and surgeon wellbeing through the collaboration of physician expertise and immersive, intelligent technology. Working closely with industry-leading medical and technical advisors and reputable research institutions specializing in neurosurgery, medical devices, AI, computer vision, and robotics to dimensionalize and digitize surgical vision in groundbreaking, real-time applications, Proprio Vision is an award-winning company whose team consists of creative, diverse, multi-disciplinary thinkers and innovators that value designing technology for positive and unprecedented social and industry impact.
Founded in 2016 by Gabriel Jones, Samuel Browd and James Youngquist, to date Proprio Vision has raised a total of $42.1 million in funding over five rounds.
3. Inhance Digital
Inhance Digital was founded in 1997 by Maziar Farzam. A creative agency best known for transforming complex subjects into compelling experiences, its team of strategists, designers, programmers, and producers pioneer innovative approaches to audience engagement that often become award-winning content interactions.
Partnering with some of the world’s largest companies, Inhance Digital delivers multimedia solutions that consistently deliver strong attraction, deep engagement and important customer education.
Among top marketers in the aerospace/defence, healthcare, energy and telecommunications industries, Inhance Digital continues to earn a reputation for swiftly understanding goals and developing audience interactions with motion graphics, 2-D & 3-D animation, live-action video, virtual-, augmented- and mixed-reality, experiential media solutions.
4. Jio Tesseract
Based in Mumbai, India, Jio Tesseract is the country’s biggest mixed reality company and an MIT Media Lab spin-off and a private subsidiary of Reliance Industries Limited.
Founded in 2015 by Kshitij Marwah, it aims to democratize mixed reality by bringing meaningful AR/VR content and affordable devices for consumers to experience the power of the next wave of computing.
For developers, Tesseract wants to create a mixed reality ecosystem where they can not only learn and build content with Tesseract but also grow by publishing and monetizing content on India’s biggest mixed reality Appstore.
5. MediView XR
MediView XR is a growing digital health company that leverages augmented reality, remote connectivity and spatial computing data to create revolutionary surgical navigation and teleprocedure platforms. MediView uses augmented reality to provide surgeons with intraoperative 3D “x-ray” holographic visualization. The surgeon is able to look directly into a patient during a procedure and see all of their internal anatomy under their skin in 3D (organs, bones, vasculature, etc). The system also tracks the surgeon’s instruments and provides “light-ray” guidance so that the surgeon can plan and see the trajectory of their tools in relation to the patient’s anatomy throughout the procedure.
MediView’s platform technologies also utilize remote connectivity to permit medical professionals to collaborate for patient care with shared communication, visualization and holographic guidance. These technologies dramatically expand telehealth by enabling care providers to connect and collaborate remotely. This both enables the delivery of higher levels of healthcare to underserved areas and limits the number of healthcare providers potentially exposed to a contagion like COVID-19.
Finally, MediView captures the data produced during the holographic procedures to provide further insights and guidance to medical professionals. Our team is currently completing in-human evaluations at Cleveland Clinic facilities to verify the safety, accuracy and efficiencies of these technologies.
With headquarters in Cleveland, Ohio, MediView was founded in 2015 by John Black and Adam Rakestraw and has raised a total of $22.4 million in funding over three rounds.