Developing an emerging area of technology requires investment. We create innovative initiatives that permit us and our clients to invest in applied research. We get our hands dirty and work to grasp the problems that are likely to prevent growth in a technology area. Our projects cover use of AR in enterprise, in urban environments and initiatives that reduce obstacles to interoperability between AR systems.
AR is a feature of technology-assisted systems that accelerates discovery and increases utility of contextually relevant information (personal, business or public data).
The result of our collaborations is the AR for Enterprise Alliance.
We lead initiatives that focus on the use of AR in the built environment. We organize these initiatives to demonstrate how emerging technology enables more deep engagement with the human environment and will provide us all a better future.
3D Geospatial Geneva Showcase
The 3D Geospatial Geneva Showcase features the achievements of developers using advanced mobile technology in the city of Geneva to illustrate current state-of-the-art for in-situ capture, analysis and visualization of geospatial and geospatially-referenced data.
During City WalkShops, people with different perspectives—the architects, the designers, the policy makers and citizens—on the same city can come into direct contact with the technologists, the geeks who implant and manage the digital infrastructure on our behalf. We explore and expand our understanding.
Learn more about the WalkShops we have conducted:
Precise Positioning and Navigation Testbed
People spend 80 percent of their time indoors. How will our technologies know where we are and what we are doing within the built environment? The same technologies we use for indoor positioning can assist us to position users more precisely anywhere.
AR-4-Basel Framework for Innovation
We are the engine behind the highly successful AR-4-Basel framework for innovation. AR-4-Basel pushes technological boundaries and inspires creators while bringing new experiences to the citizens and visitors of Basel.
We are applying the lessons learned in this project to other cities around the world.
Look for AR experiences in your urban environment!
Today a user equipped with an AR-ready device, including sensors and appropriate output/display support, must download a proprietary application to experience content published by an AR experience authoring platform. This is comparable to the era prior to interoperability between e-mail clients and before the Web was viewable from any W3C-standard compliant browser.
The AR Standards Community is a grassroots initiative for the advancement of open and interoperable AR is working together actively.
To learn more about the AR Standards Community, visit the portal.