Vuforia, CastAR, BublCam, Lyteshot and Lowe’s Holoroom are a few augmented-reality experiences that make up the list of this year’s winners.
At the Augmented World Expo in Santa Clara, California, every year, for the past six years, the best of the best have competed for a one-of-a-kind Auggie Trophy as an award to celebrate excellence in augmented reality. AugmentedRealty.org, the producing organization behind the Augmented World Expo, is pleased to announce the winners of this year’s Auggie Awards.
This year’s competition, which kicked off in April, saw over 100 nominations acorss nine categories including best smart glasses, best AR app and best enterprise solution. All nominations were voted on by the public to select the finalists who then moved on to the judging round of the competition. This year’s judging panel included leaders in the AR, wearable and tech space from the likes of Intel, Qualcomm, Epson, IEEE, THRED and Rackspace.
“We’ve seen a tremendous amount of activity in the augmented reality space this year with a ton of new product announcements and acquisitions and we are glad to highlight some of the front runners in both AR hardware and software by honouring them with an Auggie Award,” explains Ori Inbar, CEO and co-founder of AugmentedRealty.org. “This year’s winners are all making waves in the AR space and it is important to take the time to mark their success.”
The winners of this year’s Auggie Awards are:
● Best Smart glasses (co-sponsored by IEEE Standards Association): CastAR by CastAR
● Best Hardware: BublCam by Bubl Technology
● Best App (co-sponsored by Epson): Child MRI Evaluation by CurrentLabs
● Best Campaign (co-sponsored by Qualcomm): Next for Nigeria
● by AR&Co
● Best Enterprise Solution (co-sponsored by DAQRI): Lowe’s Holoroom by SciFutures
● Best Tool: Vuforia by Qualcomm with honorable mentions to Wikitude AR SDK and Image Recognition SW by Catchoom
● Best Game or Toy (co-sponsored by Intel): Assassin The Game by LyteShot
● Best Art or Film: Consumption Cycle by BC “Heavy” Biermann and Re+Public
The final Auggie Award, Best in Show, is selected by attendees at AWE who vote for participating companies based on their experience at the show. This award will be announced at the event wrap-up on Wednesday June 10.
This year, Auggie Award winners will walk away with a 3D printed Auggie Award trophy printed by FormLabs.
To learn more about the Auggies visit: augmentedworldexpo.com/auggies/.
More about Augmented World Expo
Augmented World Expo (AWE) is a 3-day conference and expo showcasing technologies which are augmenting our human capabilities, turning ordinary experiences into the extraordinary and empowering people to be better at anything they do in work and life. AWE 2015 features over 200 companies leading the charge in augmented and virtual reality, wearable tech and the internet of things. Join over 3,000 tech professionals to engage in over 20+ workshops, 200+ interactive demos, and 100+ AWE-inspiring talks from industry leaders and pioneers.
For more information and to register to attend, please visit www.augmentedworldexpo.com.
Please follow Augmented World Expo on twitter at @ARealityEvent and #AWE2015.
More about Augmentedreality.org
AugmentedReality.org is a 501 (c) non-profit organization with institutional supporters and individual members from across the world. It unites hundreds of companies, and thousands of entrepreneurs, engineers and designers – committed to advancing augmented reality – an emerging technology that digitizes interaction with the physical world. Members tap into valuable members-only resources: major discounts to industry events, networking opportunities with industry leaders, up-to-date educational programs and technical training, unparalleled market research, exposure in extensive promotional programs, and representation in the voice of the industry.
AR.ORG also owns and produces Augmented World Expo (AWE) – the world’s largest international event for augmented reality, wearable computing, gesture devices, and the Internet of Things. All profits from AWE are reinvested into AR.ORG’s industry services. Augmentedreality.org and Augmented World Expo are led by its co-founders, Executive Director Ori Inbar and Chief Content Officer Tish Shute.
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UploadVR is dedicated to accelerating the success of consumer virtual reality. We produce consumer focused events that introduce people to VR, organize conferences and professional events that drive progress and innovation, and cover startups and latest industry news on our website uploadvr.com.