Well, folks, this is it, the end of the road — at least as far as the series Intrepid Augmented Reality Companies goes. The Metaverse Insider hopes you enjoyed it.
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1. LightGuide, Inc.
LightGuide Inc. uses projected augmented reality (AR) software that transforms manual assembly, manufacturing, and training processes proprietary software and high-powered projector systems to guide and confirm the completion of complex tasks. From assembly to quality control to training, LightGuide Inc. technology provides the visualization, traceability, and flexibility demanded by leading companies worldwide with key industries including aerospace, agriculture, automotive, energy, heavy equipment, and medical.
Headquartered in Wixom, Michigan, with a European location in the Czech Republic, Lightguide Inc was founded in 2005 by Paul Ryznar and has raised a total of $15 million in funding to date.
Based in Columbus, Ohio, Physna was founded in 2015 by Paul Powers on the principle that computers should be taught to accurately “think” in 3D — sorting and analyzing geometric objects like written code.
The startup dreams of a future where people have the tools they need to design and analyze the parts and products that shape our world to create and drive innovation in product design, 3D printing, augmented and virtual reality, gaming, healthcare, and beyond.
Unlocking the value of your 3D models is what Physna is all about. Using proprietary algorithms and advanced geometric deep learning technology, Physna codifies 3D models into detailed data that is understandable by software applications. Its software bridges the gap between physical objects and digital code, driving lower costs and increased productivity in manufacturing while powering innovation in emerging technologies such as 3D printing, augmented reality and virtual reality.
Physna has raised an impressive $85 million in funding over four rounds.
3. ARGO Vision
ARGO Vision is an innovative Milan, Italy-based startup founded in 2016 by Alessandro Ferrari that excels in visual recognition.
It designs innovative AI-based solutions, empowering companies’ businesses worldwide. ARGO Vision is focused on the development of solutions for low-power consumption and ultra-low-cost architectures. The ARGO Vision AI engine serves a dozen companies worldwide in marketplaces such as Augmented/Virtual Reality, Smart Manufacturing, Video-Analysis, Biometrics, Big Data and much more.
4. Bohemia Interactive Simulations
Bohemia Interactive Simulations (BISim) is a global developer of advanced military training and simulation software whose mission is to harness the explosive potential of technology to revolutionize training and simulation that founded in Australia in 2001.
BISim leverages a large, experienced in-house engineering team and leading-edge innovations from the commercial sector including gaming, AI, terrain mapping and cloud computing to develop high-fidelity, cost-effective training and simulation software products and components primarily for defence applications.
BISim’s product portfolio enables users to create, simulate and visualize realistic multi-domain, battlespace training scenarios to help enhance warfighter readiness. From desktop simulation and image generation to terrain development and editing to cutting-edge AI and XR, it offers a comprehensive portfolio for your simulation and training needs.
Its flagship virtual desktop trainer VBS3 is used in more than sixty countries for tactical training, experimentation and mission rehearsal. BISim’s next-generation virtual desktop trainer and simulation host VBS4 is an all-in-one application with whole earth rendering for myriad multi-domain collective and individual training use cases and tools for easy terrain editing and mission planning.
Founded in 2014 by Bhairav Shankar, Avantari is a Hyderabad, India-based startup that specializes in multi-field and diverse tech from biomedical engineering, product design, embedded systems, Augmented Reality, Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality and Mixed Reality.
Initially, with a team of two engineers, Shankar developed Nila — a wireless device that monitors vital patient signs and transmitted back by hacking feature. For this brilliant idea, Avantari was awarded Economic Times of Power Ideas 2014, the Wearable Technologies World Cup Finalists 2015 and the IDC Innovation Award 2015. This embarked on its journey of developing solutions backed by budding technology of AR, VR and AI. Its breakthrough continued with Dhyana — a product, technology that we aim to export soon. It has worked with giants of industry, political parties from across the globe and made its own products too.