#WWTO takes on new realities at annual AR & VR event

October is expected to be a big month for AR and VR. Google is expected to debut its mobile VR platform Daydream, Sony’s much-anticipated Playstation VR (PSVR) will finally hit the faces of consumers, and We Are Wearables Toronto (WWTO) is back with its massive AR & VR event (BetaKit is a proud media sponsor!).

WWTO’s October 4th event will feature a wide cross-section of AR and VR technologies, including 3D scanning, computer vision, room-scale VR, mobile VR, AR smartglasses, and VR HMDs to illustrate how the “3D-ification of computing” including AR and VR, will change how we work, live and play.

“Behind AR and VR is a major shift from 2D to 3D computing. This new wave will require a whole new way of thinking.”

“Behind AR and VR is a major shift from 2D to 3D computing,” says We Are Wearables Toronto founder, Super Ventures Partner, and BetaKit senior editor, Tom Emrich. “This new wave will require a whole new way of thinking, skills, tools, and user interactions – which are all opportunities for entrepreneurs, developers, and designers. We are dedicating an entire panel conversation at the event to explore this.”

Kicking off the event is Sulon Technologies’ Dhan Balachand, who will be presenting Sulon’s untethered AR/VR device, the Sulon Q. The Markham-based startup has selected WWTO as the place it will offer demos of the Sulon Q for the very first time. His presentation will be followed by market trends to watch out for in AR and VR presented by Tom Emrich and OMERS Ventures Associate, Prashant Matta.

In addition, attendees will go “face-on” with demos with the latest in AR and VR wearable tech including HoloLens, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Gear VR, Google Cardboard, and Sony’s PlayStation VR.

“What’s fantastic about this upcoming event is that we get to showcase all of the amazing talent, startups, and organizations that are doing some really innovative and game changing things in AR & VR,” Emrich says. “From VR film festivals, to Emmy-award winning VR content to AR applications used in robotics and retail, Toronto is rich and active in the AR and VR space.”

If you want an escape from reality, head on over and register for this month’s event, taking place at the MaRS Discovery District.

Douglas Soltys

Douglas Soltys

Douglas Soltys is the Editor-in-Chief of BetaKit and founder of BetaKit Incorporated. He has worked for a few failed companies and written about many more. He spends too much time on the Internet.