Machine Vision Positions Mixed Reality as Disruptor

ABI Research has forecast the AR/VR device market at 37 million by 2018, representing 83% CAGR and believes that companies including Fovi3D, Meta and Sensics will be lead development. Companies such as Eonite Perception, Occipital and uSens, which support machine vision will also help in developing mixed reality applications.

The firm said that while VR will dominate the revenue balance between AR and VR until 2019, at which point AR will grow to reach 53% of a $57 billion market, innovations will continue to occur in both markets. Both hardware solutions providers—optics provider Lumus and AR device manufacturer Meta—and software and content delivery-focused companies— and VReal—are showing marked innovation through their latest offerings. Additionally, companies such as Mind Maze are capitalising on the potential for AR and VR within specific market verticals, with Mind Maze targeting the healthcare market to support brain injury recoveries.

The video and the image show the Occipital Structure sensor.