Cross-reality collaboration arrives as Spatial reveals holographic teleportation through augmented reality.
Spatial, a team of 3D Design and AR/VR experts based out of New York and San Francisco, today unveiled their cross-reality collaboration platform after two long years in stealth. Using cutting-edge AR technology, Spatial promises a one-of-a-kind remote workspace experience via realistic holographic teleportations.
The company hopes to eventually render conventional video conferencing obsolete by offering a real-time collaborative AR experience that takes remote presence to the next level with lifelike avatars; each created using images taken straight from your computers web cam. Donning an augmented reality headset, such as the Microsoft Hololens or the Magic Leap One, users can dive into a limitless workspace composed of content from your digital devices, anytime, anywhere.
A voice-driven 3D web browser opens up a world of information for your team, allowing you to easily present your ideas and inspirations to your team members, all without having to remove your headset.
Based on the video provided, users will be able to collaborate in real-time regardless of which high-end AR headset they’re using at the time. Those lacking the necessary hardware for an immersive experience can join a live session from a standard desktop or mobile device for a more conventional conferencing experience.
“Spatial has built the most advanced augmented reality platform available today,” says Todd Simpson, Partner at iNovia Capital, in an official release. “This is game-changing technology that will undoubtedly advance the future of work, and more broadly, the future of computing.”
“We are harnessing the power of augmented reality to create a combined digital and physical world that will change the way we work together,” adds co-founder and CEO Anand Agarawala. “With Spatial, collaboration becomes an immersive 3D experience where you can express ideas visually by just saying them, organize thoughts in the room around you and never let space confine your work.”
Originally founded by serial entrepreneurs and award-winning designers Anand Agarawala and Jinha Lee, Spatial recently raised an impressive 8 million in seed funding from a variety of high-profile investors and angels, including Samsung Next, iNovia Capital, Garret Camp with Expa, Join Ito, MarkPincus and Andy Hertzfeld.
The drag-and-drop functionality of Spatial’s collaborative platform, not to mention its cross-headset compatibility, could finally make remote AR work conferences a realistic option for businesses with satellite locations.
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