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LIVE Roundtable: Adding a Sense of Touch in AR-VR

Because of their roots in film and games, augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) applications were able to swiftly ratchet up the level of visualization possible, enough to persuade professional engineers, designers, and manufacturing firms to explore them for design view, ergonomic checks, and process simulation.

In the upcoming episode of DE LIVE Roundtable discussion, panelists will discuss the sometimes overlooked aspect of AR and VR — haptic, or the sense of touch.

In a driving simulator, haptic may take the form of simulated vibrations and shaking to make collisions more realistic; in flight training, it may mean using 3D-printed replicas (such as navigation yokes for the pilot trainees) to aid building muscle memory; in ergonomic analysis, it may mean deploying camera-tracked instruments (such as drills) to ensure assessment of the task’s ease or difficulty is accurate.

Joins us as we discuss:

  • market size and trend indicators in professional AR/VR for enterprise use;
  • examples of touch-incorporated AR/VR;
  • selecting the right applications that can benefit from haptics;
  • challenges involved in integrating haptic technologies into AR/VR setups.

DATE: Thursday, August 23, 2018
TIME: 2:00 pm ET/ 11:00 am PT


DE panelists discuss incorporating a sense of touch to enterprise AR/VR.

DE Panelists for AR/VR

Eric Abbruzzese, Principal Analyst, ABI Research

Eric Abbruzzese, a Principal Analyst at ABI Research, primarily conducts research in augmented reality (AR), mixed reality (MR), and virtual reality (VR), as well as other wearable devices such as smart watches and fitness trackers. His coverage areas include devices, content, platforms, and use cases across consumer and enterprise applications. Additional coverage includes gaming, video, and emerging technologies.

J.C. Kuang, Analyst, Greenlight Insights

Juan Carlos Kuang serves as an Analyst at Greenlight Insights in the Devices Group. He has more than 3 years of experience in market research and analysis. Kuang has delivered custom consultancy and presentations for global companies covering ideation, roadmap validation, market sizing, disruptive strategy, and competitor analysis, among others.

Jason Cooper, Chief Digital Officer, Horizon Productions

Jason Cooper helps evolve the 36-year-old, Emmy award-winning production company into a premier virtual and augmented reality studio. Jason leads a talented team that focus on the non-gaming applications of VR/AR—research, education, training, marketing, filmmaking and event installations. They have developed VR and AR experiences for a wide array of clientele and Fortune 500 companies, including IBM, Lenovo, SAS, IQVIA, Eaton, Scotts, AT&T, CREE/Home Depot, UNC and Duke Athletics.

For more on this topic, also read “Modeling for the Augmented Reality Age,” August 2017

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About Kenneth

Kenneth Wong has been a regular contributor to the CAD industry press since 2000, first an an editor, later as a columnist and freelance writer for various publications. During his nine-year tenure, he has closely followed the migration from 2D to 3D, the growth of PLM (product lifecycle management), and the impact of globalization on manufacturing. His writings have appeared in Cadalyst, Computer Graphics World, and Manufacturing Business Technology, among others.

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