AWE headed to Xi'an China, the Silicon Valley of Western China earlier this month for the first AWE Asia. The augmented reality event was the largest of its kind in Asia and attracted over 1,600 attendees over the course of the two days. People from the East and West gathered at the City Gate conference centre to hear from 45 thought leaders in VR and AR and wearable tech and go hands-on with the latest in emerging technology in the expo area which wrapped around the building with 60 exhibitors.
According to a recent report by Research and Markets, the China Mobile Augmented Reality Market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 109.74% between 2015-2019. China represents a huge market opportunity for both foreign and local companies with its 1.3 billion users. In fact, an earlier Research and Markets report predicts that in the next "five years Japan, China and South Korea will have a major chunk in the market share of AR".
AWE is hosting a very special "virtual"guest at this year's event. The Augmentalist is a visionary inventor who unveils a neural-capture implant with a future-telling glitch. Created by Alison Humphrey and Pascal Langdale, and powered by Dynamixyz, this digital psychic will be reading attendees destiny in the exhibit area on Day 2 and Day 3 of AWE. By the close of Day 3, he will kickstart version 2.0, disrupting reality in a death-defying finale of fate.
The AWE recap is back. We look back at the biggest news in augmented and virtual reality to keep you in the loop.