AWENiteTO Recap (January 2019: Presenting Focals By North, MSRV & Jad Rabbaa)

For the first Augmented World Expo Nite in Toronto for 2019 we hosted hundreds of Augmented Reality professionals and enthusiasts on January 24th for demos, presentations and networking – it was a fun evening that proved historic, with Toronto/Waterloo company North officially announcing that their smart glasses have started shipping!

About the Presenting Companies

North, (formerly Thalmic Labs) builds products that change the way see and engage with our world. North’s latest product, Focals, are custom-built glasses with a display only the wearer can see. Focals let you see texts, get turn-by-turn directions, check the weather, request an Uber, talk to Amazon Alexa and more. North has grown to a world-leading team of engineers, researchers, designers and creators. North has raised over $135M USD to date from investors including the Amazon Alexa Fund, Intel Capital and more. https://www.bynorth.com/

MRsive Project – The AGO Immersive Tour – is an MR/AR activated solution for indoor wayfinding within complex architectural spaces such as museums, airports, hospitals etc. The MRsive project is currently in the development and user-testing stage being conducted at the Art Gallery of Ontario – AGO. The MRsive project not only explores how might AR make wayfinding experience at the AGO more intuitive but also implements different AR multisensory interactions to engage visitors with the different artifacts in the space. www.jadrabbaa.com

MRSV aka [Immersive Innovations] – With an expansive variety of competencies from projection mapping, holographic projection, AR+VR dev and 360 content development, they pride themselves in finding the right solution for clients and creators looking to push the boundaries and explore what is possible. https://mrsv.io/

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