If you’re looking for the latest info and technology for Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality, this years AWE USA 2017 Expo showcased over 212 exhibitors and 5k attendees in a 100k sq foot space over 3 days for an explosive Expo event at the Santa Clara Convention Center June 2017.
Featuring innovative AR and VR gear from the latest up and comers like Scope AR and uSens as well as established tech giants like Epson with their Moviero AR eyewear line, Kodak‘s PixPro Orbit360 4k VR camera, HTC’s Vive VR & Microsoft‘s Hololens, AWE 2017 brings together technologies not to innovate and to enhance life experiences through AR/VR.
“The growth of the industry is accelerating, and we are facing demand to bring AWE to multiple cities around the world,” explained AWE founder, Ori Inbar. “That’s why we are proud to announce AWEx. This program will support independent organizers who are passionate about our mission to address humanity’s growing pains, such as overpopulation, globalization challenges and inequality. AR + VR can help drive economic growth, democratize access to knowledge and health, and increase empathy with sustainability.”
Highlights from the Augmented World Expo 2017 event include Epson’s Moverio BT-350 AR smart glasses for multi-user fleets as well as the Moviero Pro BT-2200 smart headset for industrial applications.
Deep Optics showsoff their tunable lens technology for AR/VR. Digibit demo’d their kickstarter funded first wearable gaming system that allows your body to be the controller. Livemap unleashes their pre-serial prototype HUD AR technology for motorcycle helmets.
Some of the 2017 Winners included Microsoft’s Hololens for Best Headworn Device, Best Input or Output Hardware sponsored by Huawei went to Ossic X, Best Game or Toy Happy Atoms by Schell Games and Best Authoring or Publishing Tool went to ZapWorks by Zapper and more. If you’re interested in finding out more check out the 8th annual Auggie Awards show below.